By Kip Hansen – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com
Why do we even talk about sea level and sea level rise?
There are two important points which readers must be aware of from the first mention of Sea Level Rise (SLR):
- SLR is a real concern to coastal cities, low-lying islands and coastal and near-coastal densely-populated areas. It can be real problem. See Part 1 of this series.
- SLR is not a threat to much else — not now, not in a hundred years — probably not in a thousand years — maybe, not ever. While it is a valid concern for some coastal cities and low-lying coastal areas, in a global sense, it is a fake problem.
In order to talk about Sea Level Rise, we must first nail down Sea Level itself.