World Heritage At Risk From Global Warming – UCS
By Paul Homewood
The Union of
Socialist Concerned Scientists have teamed up with the UN for their latest scare story, how thousands of world heritage sites are at risk from climate change.
Their British offerings include the remarkable neolithic site of Skara Brae in the Orkneys.
There’s only one slight snag – sea levels are not rising in that part of the world, as the tide gauge at Lerwick in the Shetlands shows.
If the UCS can’t get a simple little thing like that right. it does not say much for the rest of their analysis.
As for the claimed increase in storminess and erosion, they clearly have not studied their history. As HH Lamb explained, the LIA was time of great storminess and flooding, and the cause was very clear – the spread of Arctic ice to Iceland and of polar water to the Faroes led to a much greater thermal gradient between latitudes 50 and 61 to 65N.
HH Lamb – Climate, History and the Modern World
The UCS themselves let the cat out of the bag, when they tell us that Skara Brae was originally discovered in 1850 when a storm blew away sand and ripped up turf! No doubt this was the not the first time such a thing had happened, and won’t be the last.
Note they also mention a sea wall being constructed in 1925 to protect the site from erosion.
No doubt this junk science will be good enough for the BBC to regurgitate!