Wednesday, 6 June 2018

QotD: "The determination and attribution of sea-level change lies at the very edge of knowledge and technology."


“At best, the determination and attribution of global-mean sea-level change lies at the very edge of knowledge and technology. Both systematic and random errors are of concern, the former particularly, because of the changes in technology and sampling methods over the many decades, the latter from the very great spatial and temporal variability. It remains possible that the database is insufficient to compute mean sea-level trends with the accuracy necessary to discuss the impact of global warming, as disappointing as this conclusion may be.”~ oceanographer Carl Wunsch, quoted in Judith Curry's continuing series of posts on sea level rise

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1 comment:

  1. A more basic measure is that when lefties in Auckland, with help from richer lefties in Wellington, are looking to build a stadium on the waterfront you have to suspect that they know the sea level rise snake oil is, well, rubbish. They only tow the doom and gloom wagon because there's power and tax money in doing so.

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