Rising seas only speculation
To the Editor:
The Beacon continues to parade the fear about impending sea rise, now as much as 9.8 feet by the end of the century. Three years ago the Beacon went on record to proclaim that the sea would rise by three feet by end of century, now they have more than doubled their estimate, but this time our Democrat leaders of doom have their hands out for lots of cash – one trillion dollars – the price of bovine manure has gone up.
Grab your wallet, folks, because something is very, very fishy about these Democrats and their sycophants in the Beacon and in state government. They quote recent NOAA modeling that shows an increase of 9.8 feet rise for this century, but no proof is offered, just mass hysteria. In contrast, if you go to NOAA's own website (tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.html), you'll find the following, which shows that throughout southern New England (with the exception of Long Island, etc.) the rate is between zero and three millimeters per year, which translates to a sea level rise of zero to one foot per century.
At the Providence station, 8454000, “the mean sea level trend is 2.22 mm/year with a 95% confidence interval of 0.25 mm/year based on monthly mean sea level data from 1938 to 2015 which is equivalent to a change of 0.73 feet in 100 years.” At the Newport station, 8452660, “the mean sea level trend is 2.72 mm/year with a 95% confidence interval of 0.17 mm/year based on monthly mean sea level data from 1930 to 2015 which is equivalent to a change of 0.89 feet in 100 years.” This is from their own website!
Two thousand years ago, there were eyewitnesses that saw the risen Christ, but there is no such thing for the risen seas: only speculation, conjecture and a corrupt imagination.