An open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy (2)

The facts about "rising sea levels"You have said: "We need to deal with the central facts of ... rising waters."The "central facts" about "rising" sea levels are as follows.Sea level has been rising since the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. It is 400 feet higher now than it was then. The rate of increase has averaged 4 feet per century. Yet in the 20th century, when we are told that "global warming" began to have a major impact on global temperature and hence on sea level, sea level rose by just 8 inches. That is just one-sixth of the mean centennial rate over the past 10,000 years. Why so little? Because almost all of the world's ice - including the vast sheets that once covered much of what is now the United States - melted away long ago.True, the UN imagines that most sea-level rise will come not from the melting glaciers about which the media so frequently fantasize, but from thermosteric expansion - sea water swelling as...(Read Full Article)