ICSC ADVISOR: SEA LEVEL NOT RISING IN INDIA, BANGLADESH OR MALDIVES

October 28, 2011: "Sea Level Changes in the Indian Ocean: Observational facts" by ICSC science advisor Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and climate), Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Maldives: "there is no ongoing rise in sea level at all. At about 1970, sea level fell by about 20 cm, and has remained quite stable there after (i.e. for the last 30-40 years)."

Bangladesh: At "the Sunderban delta area in Bangladesh--no rise in sea level. The stratigraphy, morphology, vegetational evolution and habitation record a minor sea level lowering at around 1960, followed by 40-50 years of stable sea level."

Laccadives Islands (India): "the locals are quite aware of the fact that sea level is not at all in a rising mode today, rather that new land has been added, leaving previous shore to become overgrown and invaded by terrestrial plant climbers (just as in the Maldives)."

Goa (India): "there is no ongoing sea level rise, sea level has been stable for the last 50 years or so, sea level fell some 20 cm at around 1960." 

Global trend: "In case of a global sea level rise, the Earth must slow down (following the law of conservation of angular momentum). After 1972, the Earth rotation has speeded up, however. This is a strong argument against a global sea level rise."

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