not so scary any more … sea levels

My first questioning of WA sea levels with scaremongering from a government report, and breathlessly shouted from the roof tops at The West Australian West Australian sea level BS … fact checking the gloom and doom with DATA

There are recent scary stories about sea levels rising that will sink Fremantle, so I have looked at the tidal gauge records: […]”Possibly sinking as the coastal plain’s aquifer is being pumped dry.” […]

I followed up with a post after Chris Gillham commented on pindanpost: “You’ve scooped the media by a week (not particularly difficult) but The West is only exposing a bit of the damage it caused with last week’s ridiculous page 3 story. More detail at”,

then Warwick Hughes had a look, linked on this post, and is now concluded by Chris Gillham in a guest post at Jonova.

Not quite so disturbing or extraordinary, is it?

Fremantle sea levels 1993 – 2010 (Note the high point was 1999)

That sinking feeling

If you’re curious about how sea levels can rise at such different rates, it’s worth noting a university report published by the Journal of the Royal Society of WA in April 2012:

Keep reading  →

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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