Claim: IPCC lied about sea level data

The UK Telegraph reports on an accusation from Dr. Nils-Axel Morner regarding sea level claims made by the Nobel-winning IPCC (h/t: McQ):

The IPCC falsified data showing a sea level rise from 1992-2002 according to Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University in Sweden. In an interview by George Murphy, Morner cites various examples of falsification of evidence claiming sea level rises.

“Then, in 2003, the same data set, which in their [IPCC’s] publications, in their website, was a straight line – suddenly it changed, and showed a very strong line of uplift, 2.3 mm per year, the same as from the tide gauge. And that didn’t look so nice. It looked as though they had recorded something; but they hadn’t recorded anything. It was the original one which they had suddenly twisted up, because they entered a ‘correction factor,’ which they took from the tide gauge” in an area of Hong Kong that had been subsiding, or sinking.

Morner says that the claim that salt water invasion of a fresh water aquifer indicated a sea level rise ignores the more likely cause due to draining the aquifer for the pineapple industry.

Sea level in the Maldives actually fell during the 70’s according to Morner, but the area is cited as evidence of a sea level rise. He accuses Australian global warming advocates of knocking down a tree on one island to attempt to prove sea levels were rising.

It wouldn’t be surprising if the accusation proved to be correct, considering the biased methodology the IPCC used for preparation and publication of its big report on impending doom issued earlier this year, which I wrote about here in a post about allegations of research fraud within the IPCC.

In related news which should be a cause for serious alarm, Noel Sheppard blogs today about how the UN climate conference in Bali is being used to promote “eco-socialism” on the intellectual property rights front. Make sure to read the whole thing.

Update 1: Love this headline from Bloomberg:

Hot Air Emitted by Climate Summit Equals 20,000 Cars

Are they talking about all the private jets, the speakers, or both? :-?

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