You’ll Soon Need A Boat To Get To Great Yarmouth!–Potty Green Councillor
By Paul Homewood
h/t Dave Ward
Regular readers will be aware that the Eastern Daily Press long ago lost all common sense over climate issues. It is of course based in Norwich, home to the University of East Anglia, which might explain a lot!
This is their latest offering:
OK, it was the councillor from the Looby Loo party who uttered these words, but one would have thought the reporter might have taken him to task.
For the record, a few miles down the coast at Lowestoft, sea levels have been rising by 2.55mm/yr since 1955.
But the rate of rise has actually slowed to 1.27mm since 2001. Roughly half of this is cause by land sinking.
The road and rail links into Great Yarmouth, although close to sea level, survived a 2-meter storm surge in the deadly floods of 1953.
I can’t see five inches of sea level rise in the next century causing too many problems.
Of course, as Dave Ward points out, things looked slightly different in Roman times!
Sea level data comes from Dave Burton’s excellent new site.
It uses official data from NOAA and PMSML, but Dave has built some excellent tools around it, to provide user friendly graphs etc.
I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to obtain sea level data.
The site is here: