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13 - Misleading media reports on sea level rise - a case study

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Uploaded on Dec 30, 2010

Happy New Year to all my subscribers!

This addresses a response to my video "Climate Change -- Hurricanes, atolls and corals," which, on investigation, revealed a major error by a news agency and a TV network. The moral of the story is that sticking the label "Global Warming" onto anything that moves is not going to help public understanding of climate science.

SOURCES:

"Rising Water threatens Panama islands" -- Al Jazeera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4m_Tx...

"Rising sea drives Panama islanders to mainland"
by Sean Mattson, Reuters July 12, 2010
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTR...

Map of Caribbean tectonics from:
"Wide Plate Margin Deformation, Southern Central America and Northwestern South America"
R. Trenkamp et al.
http://estrella.geol.sc.edu/~agl/CASA...

Paper showing influence of subsidence on tidal guages:
"Changing coastal levels of South America and the Caribbean region from tide-gauge records"
- D.G. Aubreya et al, 1988

Map showing isostatic uplift of Britain:
http://www.neccap.org/NE%20Adapt/Clim...

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