More Hot Air from Gore
Mrs M points
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on Gore's most recent wild claim about the effects of global warming:Two scientists from the University of the Philippines yesterday lamented how Gore's "doomsday" pronouncements apparently received more attention than the more detailed analyses and solutions offered by Filipino environmental experts.
They also challenged and branded as "exaggerated" what the former US leader said about Manila Bay "overflowing" because of the greenhouse effect.
Too much use of ground water by typical households and establishments-not global warming-was the bigger reason the metropolis is sinking, said Dr. Carlo Arcilla and Dr. Fernando Siringan of the UP College of Science in Diliman, Quezon City.
Indeed, if you look at most of the places where "global warming" has supposedly resulted in flooding, you will find that ground subsidence, rather than water rising, is the culprit:"While it is true that global warming could contribute to the rise, this is only in the millimeters, but the centimeters' rise could be attributed more to heavy groundwater extraction which results in subsidence, which makes it appear that the sea is invading land," he explained.
Sea level is not rising. We know this for a fact because there are so many low-lying areas that even a couple inches would be noticeable. What about the Tuvalu Islanders
? They live on coral atolls; it is well known that those degrade over time naturally:...degradation of coral reefs by crown-of-thorns starfish...