Climate Change Australia – Are Government Warmists Censoring The Data?

Posted on Fri 12/02/2011 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Well well well, who would have thought that Climate Change is just political after all? This report is actually from someone who supports Climate Change/Global Warming. In the report he mentions probable sea level rises of 100mm (4 Inches) a rise in sea levels that did not agree with the Government’s ‘scare campaign’ that sea levels will rise by 900mm (36 inches, or 3 feet)…..TonyfromOz.

Allegations that sea level data is being censored by NSW Government climate change bureaucrats because they show the seas not rising as fast as predicted.


SENIOR bureaucrats in the state government’s environment department have routinely stopped publishing scientific papers which challenge the federal government’s claims of sea level rises threatening Australia’s coastline, a former senior public servant said yesterday.
Doug Lord helped prepare six scientific papers which examined 120 years of tidal data from a gauge at Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour.

The tide data revealed sea levels were rising at a rate of about 1mm a year or less – and the rise was not accelerating but was constant.

“The tidal data we found would mean sea levels would rise by about 100mm by the end of the century,” Mr Lord said yesterday.

“However the (federal) government benchmark which drives their climate change policy is that sea levels are expected to rise by 900mm by the end of the century and the rate of rise is accelerating.”

Mr Lord, who has 35 years experience in coastal engineering, said senior bureaucrats within the then Department of Environment Climate Change and Water had rejected or stopped publication of five papers between late 2009 and September this year.

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