Rising Sea Levels Seen As Threat to Coastal U.S.

Rising Sea Levels Seen As Threat to Coastal U.S.

March 13, 2012
Originally published in New York Times

From Justin Gillis' article in The New York Times:

The handful of climate researchers who question the scientific consensus about global warming do not deny that the ocean is rising. But they often assert that the rise is a result of natural climate variability, they dispute that the pace is likely to accelerate, and they say that society will be able to adjust to a continuing slow rise.

Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington research group, said that “as a society, we could waste a fair amount of money on preparing for sea level rise if we put our faith in models that have no forecasting ability.”