Marc Morano comment: "Dr. Morner is a huge loss to sea level expertise in the science world. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Dogged determination, vitality, and relentless pursuit of the scientific truth were his hallmarks. I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with Dr. Morner at many international conferences. Most recently in Morocco in 2016 and Germany in 2017. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends."
Dr. Morner featured in the 2016 film Climate Hustle
Christopher Monckton of Brenchley: "Professor Nils-Axel Mörner, who died on Friday October 16 aged 83 after a short illness, knew more about sea level than did Poseidon himself. He wrote more than 650 papers on the subject in his long and distinguished career. He became even more well-known after his retirement than before it, because he decided to take the risk of publicly opposing the false notion, profitably peddled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change et hoc genus omne, that global warming would cause many meters of sea-level rise."
Bjorn Lomborg: "Everyone ran this story, but badly reported. 253 million people will *NOT* be at risk in 2100. The study assumes we rip out all coastal defenses — absurdly unrealistic. With realistic assumptions, numbers at least 100-1000 lower."
Lomborg continued: "Central quote: Only true if 'no dykes or sea walls in place.' Great for scary stories, bad for informing policy."
"How is it relevant for mayor of New York or Jakarta to know what happens if humanity rips out all dikes and sea walls?" he asked.
"Is this making us well-informed, or just scared?"
James Taylor: The Times published an article titled, “Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage.” The subtitle reads, “Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.”
The reasoning, according to the Times, is “More banks are getting buyers in coastal areas to make bigger down payments — often as much as 40 percent of the purchase price, up from the traditional 20 percent — a sign that lenders have awakened to climate dangers and want to put less of their own money at risk.”
Harvard Mag: These are all important questions—but even they ignore a central certainty that no one appears to be addressing: what Dan Schrag calls “climate change’s dirty little secret.” “Even if we could become carbon-neutral tomorrow,” says the director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, “the climate will keep changing for thousands of years, the ice sheets will keep melting, and the seas will continue to rise.”
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "So now an allegedly esteemed Harvard professor admits that controlling the climate is futile. Are we supposed to be surprised at this 'secret' that climate skeptics have always known? Even the climate activists will now have to concede that the climate will not stop changing if we refuse to enact the UN Paris pact and the Green New Deal."
Philip Stott, professor emeritus of Biogeography at the University of London, points out that “climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically-selected factor [CO2], is as misguided as it gets. It's scientific nonsense."