Are sea levels really rising, or is land just sinking?
“In most of those cases where they’re suing, half of the sea-level rise is really from the land sinking, rather than anything that the ocean is doing,” she said. “If you look at Galveston and New Orleans, much more than half is caused by sinking. And this comes from geologic processes, it comes from landfills on wetlands.”
From “Sea Level and Climate Change,” 2018
By Judith Curry,
-NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee
-NOAA Climate Working Group
-past member, National Academies Space Studies Board and Climate Research Group
-past chair, Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences