The IPCC said that sea level would probably rise by 18cm-59cm by 2100, though stressed this was based on incomplete information about ice sheet melting and that the true rise could be higher.THS: Sea Level Expert: "Sea is not Rising"
Many scientists criticised the IPCC approach as too conservative, and several papers since have suggested that sea level could rise more. Martin Vermeer of the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland and Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany published a study in December that projected a rise of 0.75m to 1.9m by 2100.
Siddall said that he did not know whether the retracted paper's estimate of sea level rise was an overestimate or an underestimate.
Announcing the formal retraction of the paper from the journal, Mark Siddall, from the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Bristol, said: "It's one of those things that happens. People make mistakes and mistakes happen in science." He said there were two separate technical mistakes in the paper, which were pointed out by other scientists after it was published. A formal retraction was required, rather than a correction, because the errors undermined the study's conclusion.
"Retraction is a regular part of the publication process," he said. "Science is a complicated game and there are set procedures in place that act as checks and balances."
Nature Publishing Group, which publishes Nature Geoscience, said this was the first paper retracted from the journal since it was launched in 2007.
The paper – entitled "Constraints on future sea-level rise from past sea-level change" – used fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements to reconstruct how sea level has fluctuated with temperature since the peak of the last ice age, and to project how it would rise with warming over the next few decades.
In a statement the authors of the paper said: "Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.
Sea Level is Rising is a Total Fraud (PDF)CLIMATEGATE, HIMALAYA GATE, POLAR ICE CAP GATE - IS ANYTHING THEY ARGUED FOR TRUE!?
IPCC Ocean-gate anyone?
NOPE. IT WAS A HOAX.
- A HOAX DESIGNED BY LEFTISTS TO ALLOW THEM TO ENACT GLOBAL SOCIALISM AND SHACKLE THE WEST, REDISTRIBUTE OUR PROSPERITY TO THE THIRD WORLD, AND DESTROY INDUSTRIALIZATION.
- AND THEY DID IT KNOWING IT WAS A HOAX, ONE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH: (THEY PROBABLY FELT THAT THEY COULD TAKE CREDIT FOR THE ABSENCE OF ANY CATASTROPHIC WARMING).
Back in the 1960s, this global warming research came to the attention of a Canadian born United Nation's bureaucrat named Maurice Strong.
He was looking for issues he could use to fulfill his dream of one-world government. Strong organized a World Earth Day event in Stockholm, Sweden in 1970. From this he developed a committee of scientists, environmentalists and political operatives from the UN to continue a series of meetings.
Strong developed the concept that the UN could demand payments from the advanced nations for the climatic damage from their burning of fossil fuels to benefit the underdeveloped nations—a sort of CO2 tax that would be the funding for his one-world government.
But he needed more scientific evidence to support his primary thesis. So Strong championed the establishment of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC).
This was not a pure, “climate study” scientific organization, as we have been led to believe.
It was an organization of one-world government UN bureaucrats, environmental activists and environmentalist scientists who craved UN funding so they could produce the science they needed to stop the burning of fossil fuels.
THANK GOD: THE TRUTH WON AND THE SOCIALISTS LOST!
UPDATE: SCOOPED INSTAPUNDIT BY A DAY.