House Science Committee does not do science – Rocks causes sea level rise

House Science Committee

It turns out that the United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has yet again demonstrated that when controlled by Republicans, they do not do science. Rocks Cause Sea Level to rise Below is the exchange that made Mr Brooks the object of much ridicule in the media. Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks questions Philip Duffy, a … Read more House Science Committee does not do science – Rocks causes sea level rise

Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta

Mississippi

In addition to the news about the slowing down of the Ocean Circulation system we also have news that rising seas are causing problems in the Mississippi River Delta. There is a new study that reveals the scope of the problem. Entitled “Anatomy of Mississippi Delta growth and its implications for coastal restoration” and published within … Read more Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta

Can we delay future sea level rise?

sea level

A new paper has been published that examines one possible means for delaying the inevitable sea-level rise that is happening. We know that sea level is rising and that the rate of that sea level rise is accelerating. We also understand the reason why it is happening. The cause is human generated fossil fuel emissions of … Read more Can we delay future sea level rise?

How high is our committed sea-level Rise?

sea level rise

We know that the rate that sea level rise is happening is accelerating, and we also understand exactly why this is happening. The cause is human generated fossil fuel emissions of greenhouse gases. We have precise measurements of what the levels of CO2 have been over the past 800,000 years from ice core samples and … Read more How high is our committed sea-level Rise?

Ghost Forests – #climate

ghosts forests

There is an associated press article that has initiated a series of media articles about what are called ghost forests. Let’s start by defining what the term “Ghost forest” actually means and what causes this to happen. Basically, when sea level rises after an earthquake or due to climate change, a forested coastal region can become … Read more Ghost Forests – #climate

New Study: The rate of Sea level Rise has tripled since 1990

sea level rise

A new study revealed the results of a reassessment of global sea levels. The result is the insight that the rate at which sea level is rising has greatly accelerated in recent decades. What Exactly Does this new study do? We have precise measurements via satellite, so we do know exactly where sea level is … Read more New Study: The rate of Sea level Rise has tripled since 1990