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Five or more failed experiments in measuring Global Sea Level: Willie Soon

Posted By Joanne Nova On August 1, 2013 @ 7:25 pm In Global Warming | Comments Disabled

Willie Soon has some fun with the sea-level debate, going back to William the Conqueror, and landmarks in England.

Are sea-levels “accelerating”? Can the satellites resolve sea-level to 1mm changes a year? Why is the raw data so different?

I think the strongest point is the one Nils Axel Morner has made about the extraordinary adjustments in the raw satellite data, which Willie Soon refers too soon after the 20 minute mark.


Willie is always a rapid fire presenter, getting a good response from the audience…

I’d like to know more about Pevensey Castle (7 mins). It was built in 300AD or so, and at the time was a Roman Fort. The sea surrounded it on three sides, now it is 1.5km from the sea. William the Conqueror landed there (or close to it) in 1066. Apparently the water was so high, they used to toss prisoners over the wall and the tide would take their bodies away. Now it is high and dry. Apparently the marshes around the castle have also been actively reclaimed as the land was so valuable. Obviously there are several factors at work. [Google images show how far the sea is now.]

 

In Roman times Pevensey Castle was next to the ocean, now it is 1.5km away.

Image:Wikimedia

This page describes the last 5000 years of sea-level rise and fall at Pevensey. This apparently refers to Roman Times:

“Boats would have been able to moor at Pevensey Castle, which was located on a peninsula guarding the mouth of the estuary of the Pevensey Haven. At high tide there would still be many small islands of higher ground projecting above water level and evidence of this exists in place names that have the suffix ‘ey’ or ‘eye’ – the ancient term for an island (e.g. Manxey or Horse Eye).”

The expert on sea-levels of course, is Nils Axel Morner:  Are sea-levels rising? Nils-Axel Mörner documents a decided lack of rising seas

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