Hell and high water

When reports flood the news about rising sea level, you’d hardly expect The Daily Mail to break the story. Notwithstanding this newspapers significant dubious past as UK’s gossip column, they are citing climate change scientist James Lovelock. I’ll give it 10 years before we’ll be all swimming in the great flood. Not 40 years! Call it accelerated climate demise.

Sea levels are “most likely” to rise by 0.8 to 2.0 meters by 2100. Scientific analysis is finally catching up to scientific observation.

In 2001, the IPCC projected that neither Greenland nor Antarctica would lose significant mass by 2100. The IPCC made the same basic projection again in 2007. Yet both ice sheets already are. As Penn State climatologist Richard Alley said in March 2006, the ice sheets appear to be shrinking “100 years ahead of schedule.” For more permismistic news read this.