Antarctica slows world sea stage rise! And: “World Local weather Information” celebrates its premiere
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By P Gosselin
New climate science videos now in English – made in Germany: YouTube channel “World Climate News”.
In the first video: Alarmist scenarios of sea level rise look less likely…some Antarctic regions will experience cooling…
The German site Die Kalten Sonne and later Klimanachrichten now presents their climate and energy news videos in English on their new YouTube channel: World Climate News. Be sure to subscribe.
World Climate News presents the latest scientific findings, with commentary and analysis of peer-reviewed articles from well-known journals.
The latest video looks at sea level rise and tornadoes.
Even the IPCC ignores alarming sea level projections
Regarding sea level rise, Potsdam climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf and other widespread alarmists have warned that global sea levels could rise to “one meter ninety” before the end of this century. But the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sees it differently. In its 5th climate report from 2013, for example, it predicts sea level rise of just 53 centimeters for a scenario in which CO2 emissions peak around 2040.
Sea level rise will be slowed as some Antarctic regions are expected to get colder!
The 2013 IPCC forecast has now been endorsed by René van Westen and Henk Dijkstra from Utrecht University. Their results of a sea-level computer simulation, published in the journal Science Advances, showed that the ocean around Antarctica is hardly warming and regions are even likely to get colder by the end of the century.
According to the new calculations, the ice melt caused on the coasts of Antarctica is only a third of what earlier simulations with lower resolution suggested.
Antarctic Ice Volume to Reduce Sea Level Rise by 25%
The new model also anticipates more snowfall in Antarctica, and the Antarctic ice sheet as a whole is projected to remain unchanged and stable even in this century. In this respect, the Antarctic will probably make no contribution at all to global sea level rise by 2100. This will reduce the expected rise in sea level in this century by 25%.
While the old model assumed a sea level rise of around 42 cm, it is now only 33 cm, i.e. 9 cm less. A value that is far removed from the dramatic scenarios of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
No data to support the link between warming and tornadoes
As for tornado activity, December 2021 saw a series of violent tornadoes in the southeastern United States. More than 85 people died. As expected, the usual suspects pointed the finger at man-made climate change, reports World Climate News in the video.
However, Andreas Friedrich from the German weather service DWD reminded in mid-December 2021 that there is currently no evidence of a connection between the tornado series and climate change. This is supported by Chris Martz, who compiled the tornado statistics for the US using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) for the past 65 years.
The result? No discernible trend.
How will tornadoes develop in the future? According to Matthew Woods of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tornadoes could become rarer but more violent. The bottom line is that the future remains uncertain.
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