The mainstream media frequently parrots the claim that sea-level rise is accelerating greatly and will bring catastrophic consequences. The Heartland Institute’s Andy Singer smacks down the mainstream media claims in the newest Climate Realism video.
1. Global sea level has been rising since at least the mid-1800s, and data show there has been only minor recent acceleration.
2. NASA satellite instruments, with readings dating back to 1993, show global sea level rising at a pace of merely 1.2 inches per decade.
3. Isolated locations with more accelerated sea level rise reflect local conditions, such as tectonic plate movement and withdrawing underground freshwater reserves, rather than climate change.
4. Human civilization successfully dealt with sea level rise utilizing nineteenth and twentieth century technologies, and it will be able to adapt to rising sea levels even more successfully in the coming decades by utilizing twenty-first century technologies.