Originally Posted by Rustic Charm
Seriously, your suggesting that due to 'Subduction', the islands are sinking and not that the water
'Our mob', is not suggesting the islands are 'sinking' at all, rather there being inundated by rising water
I was not 'accusing' you of being a creationist. I was asking you to see if you were as you use the same logic in your discussions/arguments as creationists do. Even down to the idea that 'subduction' happens over just a decade and even less, which is what creationists believe. And the interesting thing about many creationists is that they 'in the church' are some of the denier's biggest supporters. Because mankind influence of climate change doesn't fit with their dogmatic views of eschatology.
But peace dude,
Here's post ice age sea level rise:
This gets a little complicated, so try and keep up, ok?
Notice the upwards trending line in the chart above. First point I want to note is that anything other than an upwards trend line would be outside of historical values. Ten thousand years ago my sailing playground were coastal mountains. The sea level has risen around 40 metres in that time. That equates to an average rise of 40 / (10000/100) = 0.4 metres per century on average.
Heres a chart of modern sea level rise:
From the CSIRO (pro-AGW, btw) graph above, the sea has risen 9" in 140 years (and my apologies to snueman for using old data). I'll note the graph is also surpisingly linear as a matter of interest. Converting back to metric that's 0.225 m in 140 years = 0.16 metres per hundred years.
Let's expand on the first graph again, because there is a distinct dog leg at around the 8000 year mark. so, to be fair, we'll use this data: in 8000 years the sea level rose 10 metres; that's an average of 0.125 metres per hundred years.
Ok, time to summise. Put your thinking cap on now.
Average sea level rises (years = metres per century):
10000 = 0.400
8000 = 0.125
140 = 0.160
Difference in sea level rise per century as a direct result of AGW:
0.160 - 0.125 = 0.035
or 35 mm per century.
Yes, Rustic. You read it hear first. The Maldives
are sinking under the undeniable inflow of water caused by AGW at the rate of 1/3 mm per year. Time to plug
wells and flood the coal mines.
Of course the regular crowd will be along to totally discredit this very simple calculation. The graphs will be fraudulent, the sea level is rising unequally over the globe (how the hell does that happen with the land shifting,anyway???), I'm not an authority on the subject, I haven't homogenized my data and goodness knows what else.
Now do ya git it?