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> POLAR BEARS SEA LEVEL

 

Polar bears are far more resilient than many ENGOs say.  Their numbers have increased; they are very adaptive animals.  This fellow looks well-fed.

 

Read Susan Crockford’s report on polar bears and sea ice stability.

 

http://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2015/06/Arctic-Fallacy2.pdf

 

Sea level rise:

Canada - Saving the Planet and Marshall Islands from...Marine Emissions

https://youtu.be/Uv60bC11qqc

 

Marshall Islands and Climate Change - Dr. John D. Harper

https://youtu.be/Uf-0q5VSyyY

 

Florida - At Risk of Sea Level Rise or Natural Sinkhole - Dr. John D. Haper

https://youtu.be/mZwXX88G7tU

 

Polar Bears and Glaciers:

 

Arctic Warming a Natural Process – Polar Bears Lived well in Warm Hypsithermal - Dr. Ian Clark

https://youtu.be/4uDoKc9_2CQ

 

Glaciers - Dr. Ian Clark

https://youtu.be/knWoxcCLlyo

 

> Sea Ice

 

Sea ice melt has been claimed as the next catastrophe – causing sea level rise.  It turns out sea level rise is not such a simple thing to measure, nor is the apparent cause.

While sea level has risen in some places, in others, the land has fallen, or ‘subsided.’  This can be due to human effects from underground mining or the extraction of water from aquifers, tectonic plate movement or other phenomena.

 

For example, shown below is the dramatic drop in the level of the land, due to the drawing of ground water in California.

 

land subsidence  columbia dot edu

 

http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwlandsubside.html

 

Other factors may be the type of rock or geological formation. Other geologic phenomena may make it appear that sea level is rising, when in fact some of the land is rising as a rebound from the Ice Age and in the United Kingdom.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/6226537/England-is-sinking-while-Scotland-rises-above-sea-levels-according-to-new-study.html

 

This article by Friends of Science co-founder, Albert Jacobs, explores some of the challenges of sea level rise in The Netherlands – a country in which about 20% is below sea level today, and about 21% of the population live there.

 

http://www.friendsofscience.org/assets/documents/THE%20DUTCH%20AND%20THE%20SEA%20LEVEL.pdf

 

As Albert Jacobs points out, claims of dramatic, short term sea level rises are not in keeping with historic records.  Ove the past few years, people have claimed that sea levels are rising due to glacial and Arctic or Antarctic ice melt.

 

However, there has been past glacial melt with no apparent sea level rise of any significance.  Hannibal crossed the Alps on elephants in 218 BCE and there was little or no snow.  Yet in the 1600’s, in Austria, priests were dispatched with Holy Water and prayers to try and stop the advance of glaciers that were threatening to overwhelm villages, as recorded in Brian Fagan’s book “The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History.”

 

Most recently, a NASA team has reported that mass gains of ice in Antarctic exceeded reported losses.

 

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