Sea Levels In The Holocene


By Paul Homewood


Perhaps the alarmist scare which gains most traction is that of catastrophic sea level rise. The idea that at some undefined point in the future our coastal cities will be under several meters of water.

It is, however, one that is easy to dismiss. Quite simply, we know that global climate has been much warmer than now for most of the years since the ice age ended. There was obviously a very rapid and large rise in sea levels when the ice age ended, but it is generally accepted that things stabilised around 6000 years ago. During that time, despite higher temperatures, there has been no catastrophic melt of the Greenland or Antarctic ice sheets, and no corresponding large jump in sea levels of the type currently touted.

Before we move on, let’s get one thing clear. It is often claimed that there has been very…

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