Following the good news in a Met Office Study that alarmist sea level rises of 2m – 4m by 2100 is wrong. The Guardian report the Met Office study and choose a headline to highlight a new alarmist message rather than parade this good news, which is buried away in the article.
At every climate conference is it always to be my thoughts:
some sign – ‘worse than we thought, we must do something, no discussion’
Only for the previous ‘signs’ of impending doom to be quietly dropped when they are proved wrong.
As the projected sea level rises were one of the greatest concerns – celebrated in an ‘ An Inconvenient Truth’ , paraded throughout the media and used to scare the public into action. There is even a special google page to indulge in ‘climate porn’ showing the effect of rising 2m plus sea level rises in graphic detail. Surely a headline would be justified to say – Good News these projections were wrong?
The Guradian does cover this good news:
The worst case – of a four-metre rise in sea level – is now all but ruled out in the next century, but 20cm to 60cm rises are likely. The rise will not be the same everywhere and there is a lack of understanding about the potential regional effects.
The 2 metre sea level rises that were treated almost as gospel – pre Copenhagen have also been dropped as well, not that the Guardian article reports very clearly. Just leaving a worst case scenario of 3 feet, with a more likely scenario of upto 2 feet (within the realms of a natural rate of sea level rises since the last ice age.
The Daily Mail reports the same Met Office Study, in their article the previous worse case was 2 metres (I don’t think anybody outside of the Guardian and alarmist circles gave 4 metres any real credibility):
“Alarming predictions that global warming [man made presumably] could cause sea levels to rise 6ft in the next century are wrong, it has emerged.”
“However, the report says the IPCC was right to warn of a sea level rise of up to 2ft by 2100, and that a 3ft rise could happen”.
At some point will the general public notice that the previous high profile alarmist annoucemnets have been quietly dropped. Or will they keep believing the same ‘climate scientists’ with yet another new doomsday alarmist headline, the previous ones being quietly forgotten about.
I really do not think so anymore.