March 9, 2009: Rahmstorf schools Lomborg on sea level rise…

Stefan Rahmstorf, climate scientist and oceanographer at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research:

“And it is telling that he then goes on to draw an “inescapable” conclusion about a slow-down of sea level rise from just four years of data. This is another well-worn debating trick: confuse the public about the underlying trend by focusing on short-term fluctuations. It’s like claiming spring won’t come if there is a brief cold snap in April.”

Rebuttal in The Guardian of Lomborg´s claim that sea level is not steadily rising, March 9th 2009.

On Lomborg, clock the June 2014  DeSmog Blog piece on the funding behind the man, and this website with the self-explanatory name “Lomborg Errors“.

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