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 http://www.waclimate.net/perth-sea-levels.html”,
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?
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: