UPDATE: An Australian science paper I located from 1990 says that century scale sea level trends are 1-1.1 mm per year, and Sydney was 0.54 mm/ year. See below.
UPDATE2: a graph of the current SLR for Sydney is now available. See below.
From the Australian Telegraph:
SENIOR bureaucrats in the state government’s environment department have routinely stopped publishing scientific papers which challenge the federal government’s claims of sea level rises threatening Australia’s coastline, a former senior public servant said yesterday. Continue reading →
The senior bureaucrats would have been unimpressed with me after posting this, but then they are so blinkered, they would not have seen it. And none of the islands in the Indian or Pacific seem to rising either. Then these bureaucrats would find these tide charts very inconvenient too.
Update from Joanne Nova on ocean heat content that would also be very inconvenient for these same public servants…The Travesty of the Missing Heat — deep ocean or outer space?
Update 2: Bishop Hill blog – Morner on sea level
The sea is not rising precipitously. I have studied many of the low-lying regions in my 45-year career recording and interpreting sea level data. I have conducted six field trips to the Maldives; I have been to Bangladesh, whose environment minister was claiming that flooding due to climate change threatened to create in her country 20 million ‘ecological refugees’. I have carefully examined the data of ‘drowning’ Tuvalu. And I can report that, while such regions do have problems, they need not fear rising sea levels.