Green group study: Rising seas MAY routinely flood over 10,000 Texas homes by 2045 – But Geologist slams study as ‘stupid’
Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook slams study: "If we take an average of about 1.5 ft per century, expected sea level along the Texas coast by 2100 will be about 12 inches, a far cry from the 6-7 ft predicted by this (stupid) report!"
June 22, 2018
In Texas, sea levels were projected to rise as much as 2.4 feet by 2045 and 7.9 feet by 2100. Galveston and Brazosport were identified as having the most properties at risk of chronic inundation by 2045.
More than 10,000 homes along the Texas coast could flood twice a month by 2045 if sea level rise from climate change continues, researchers say. The findings are part of a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which used property data from real estate website Zillow and sea level projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to estimate how many coastal properties in the U.S. are at risk of chronic inundation by 2045 and 2100. The report’s core results are based on NOAA’s high sea level rise scenario, which researchers noted is “an appropriately conservative projection to use when estimating risks to homes.”
Persistent flooding could affect as many as 311,000 coastal homes in the U.S. — collectively worth $117.5 billion — in the next 30 years, the study found. In Texas, sea levels were projected to rise as much as 2.4 feet by 2045 and 7.9 feet by 2100.
But Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook ripped the new modeling study by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook debunks ‘absurd’ new warmist study claiming 1,700 U.S. cities will be below sea level by 2100 — Easterbrook: ‘The rate used by [Lead Author] Strauss for his predictions is more than 10 times the rate over the past century!’
Easterbrook: ‘The accelerated rise is based on postulated accelerated warming but there has been no warming in the past 15 years and, in fact, the climate has cooled during that time. So no climatic warming means no accelerated sea level rise as postulated by Strauss…the huge rise of sea level rates proposed by Strauss are absurd and that the maximum sea level rise by 2100 will be less than one foot’