I. Start Here
I have several things to talk about today.
The graphs at Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 show progress being made on the rebel software.
It is still in alpha, but it is already rebellious because it takes gravity, axial relocation, rotational relocation, and both sea level rise (SLR) and sea level fall (SLF) into consideration (New Type of SLC Detection Model, 2, 3, 4).
It's about time that all developers of software models, who deal with the issue of sea level change (SLC). not do so perfunctorily, but rather to stop and think.
First of all, there is no such thing as "global mean sea level," so the fewer times we use it in public the better.
The reality is that at any given time there are a plethora of sea levels around the globe, which are different from one another, and do not fit into the plain vanilla folder "global mean sea level."
II. Progress So Far
The software uses tidal gauge data, from PSMSL that has 30 or more years of recorded sea level.
These tidal gauge stations are located all around the globe.
That means 728 tide gauge stations, out of 1,417 in the PSMSL database, pass muster for use by the modelling software.
Professor Mitrovica says "only use those with 30 years or more" of tidal records, and so this software now does that.
The gist of it is that history is taken into consideration first, then at the end of that history, the future begins.
The future is added onto the end of history.
What a concept eh?
III. Other Stuff
Those who went out and bought heavy coats and industrial grade furnaces (because Oil-Qaeda operatives, like Senator Inhofe, said "an ice age is coming") will be disappointed (Global Warming Pause is a hoax; see also this).
Our current year, not to be outdone by all the other years before it, is claiming, so far, to be the year of the hottie (2015 So Far Hottest on record, NOAA).
Did you NOAA 'bout that, or 'bout 64 degrees F in the deep freezer: Antarctica May Have Hit Highest Temperature on Record ?
And, for those who do not read Dredd Blog, why not read Exxon of Oil-Qaeda?
It is about an old but common theme on Dredd Blog, which is the Oil-Qaeda deceit that has been written about ad nauseam here.
IV. Back To The Software Model
Wouldn't you think it is important for your local sea port builder to know what the sea level is going to be when all the plans, permits, and bucks are put together on a project that, all things considered, takes 20-30 or so years to get ready?
The "global mean sea level" fairy tale is not sufficient for prime time sea port builders (Peak Sea Level - 2).
Lawsuits and fools galore will proliferate unless we stop that savage beast from appearing on the pages of stuff we read, and from the hearings we hold as well.
Oil-Qaeda preaches with a fuzzy lack of logic.
V. How About That Ceres & Pluto?
I am not talking about candidates for "The Decider" or "The High Priest In Chief."
I am talking about those very wiggy orbs that some of our space craft are orbiting, and sending home selfies, data stories, and stuff.
It would be a tragedy if we kept on keeping on without holding Oil-Qaeda accountable, and without LEAVING IT IN THE GROUND.
Because, it is a certainty that those spacecraft will have no home to call home to should we fail to stop destroying home in the name of "progress."
Have a nice weekend anyway!