Study 'reconstructs sea levels over the past 5.3 million years and shows that sea levels were higher than the present during almost every interglacial period over the past 5.3 million years...Thus, there is no evidence that sea level rise during the present interglacial is unprecedented, unnatural, unusual or any different from that which occurred in prior interglacials, or any evidence of influence by man on sea levels.'
Real Science reality check on Mann's claim: 'The tide gauge measurement of sea level at Lower Manhattan has been increasing linearly for over 150 years, with the peak slope around 1940. There isn’t one shred of evidence that CO2 emissions have affected sea level in New York, much less raised sea level by one foot. His claim has zero scientific basis'
Nye on Fox Business - 'The Independents': 'The extra heat in the atmosphere is changing weather patterns in surprising ways...The ocean will get bigger...and sea level will rise.' -- 'It's the speed that it is happening...What is the cost of having to move lower Manhattan?...3 or 4 feet, a meter (of ocean rise), you going to have to move a lot of lower Manhattan.' -- 'Would it be good if U.S. were the producer of the best solar panels, the best wind turbines?'
Study 'challenges the widely accepted value of global sea level rise for the 20th century' and finds sea levels rose in the southern hemisphere at only about half the rate of the northern hemisphere. According to the authors, sea levels rose only 7.9 inches in the northern hemisphere and 4.3 inches over the entire 20th century. This implies relative sea level change is primarily a localized phenomenon related to subsidence or post-glacial rebound [land height changes] rather than melting ice or steric sea level changes [thermal expansion from warming].
"From a sustainability perspective, evaluating donations of bodies to science is not straightforward. While prolonging the ‘useful’ life of the body, donation to science still holds sustainability implications. Firstly, the body is embalmed, usually using formalin, a toxic substance. Secondly, the body is kept in refrigeration for up to four years, with a resulting energy footprint relating to electricity use. Finally, at the cessation of its use in anatomy labs, the body is then cremated in a conventional cremator or buried—meaning that its overall environmental impact is generally not less than that of a body disposed of immediately after death—and may, in fact, be higher."
Marc Morano: "Whether milk production increases or decreases, you can rest assured the experts will blame 'climate change!' If you pick both teams to win the Super Bowl, you can always safely say, you predicted the winner!"