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Spend some time on the NOAA website looking at "mean sea level trends." These are the pages used for calculating the seaward boundary. You will see they tell a totally different story from other pages that NOAA and NASA maintain claiming we are going to all drown because of sea level rise.
Summarizing, the actual NOAA data basically show that there has been a slow rise in sea levels which has continued at the same steady straight-line rate for at least the past 100 years, but all the stuff being spread about rapid sea level rise due to global warming is complete fabricated hysteria. There is nothing to indicate any acceleration due to "global warming."
This is what the site says for my city: "The mean sea level trend is 1.41 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence
interval of +/- 0.22 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from1905 to 2013 which is equivalent to a change of 0.46 feet in 100 years."
There is no actual data supporting rapid sea level rise. Yet this is what NASA says on one of its webpages, as an example:
"Planet Health Report gives the amount of time it takes for the global average sea level to rise 1 inch. One inch may not seem like much, but every inch of sea level rise covers 50-100 inches of beach. If the ice keeps melting, global sea level could rise more than 20 feet. That would put a lot of coastlines under water. Whole islands could disappear!
Map of southeastern U.S. shows areas in red that would be under water if sea level rose 6 meters or 20 feet. Much of the coastline, and all of southern Florida are colored red. If the glacial ice covering Greenland were to melt, sea level would rise 20 feet (6 meters)! Credit: Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets."
Just because it is not happening doesn't mean global warming is not going to destroy all life on earth. No, really!
Slightly OT, watched "Snowpiercer" last night. Basic premise of the movie is the world has frozen after an attempt to stop global warming by geo-engineering goes awry. Man, I loves me some good apocalypse.
The bottom line here is that in spite of being the smartest monkeys on the planet, and having built some insanely powerful computing engines, we don't know Jack about how our climate works. And no, computer models are not evidence of anything. Especially ones that lack predictive skill.
Most examples being touted as examples of the sea level rising are in actuality the subsidence of the land.
The actual change in sea level over time has been too small to be significant and it began well before modern use of fossil fuels and thus would actually argue against the AGW theory.