Two Australian researchers found that the raw data on the sea level rise in at least three locations worldwide has been tampered with by researchers at the U.K.-based Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL), a global databank that tracks any changes in sea levels.
The Australian team published their findings in the journal Earth Systems and Environment.
In a paper dubbed Is the Sea Level Stable at Aden, Yemen?, the two researchers wondered why raw data shows that sea levels in Aden had remained steady in the last 140 years, but PSMSL’s adjusted data shows the sea level had risen in the area. The same phenomenon happened in two other locations for which the group collects information – Karachi and Mumbai.
PSMSL Sea Level Trends Are Fake
In their paper, Dr. Clifford Ollier and Dr. Albert Parker show how climate change peddlers can make the adjusted data look like the sea level has been rising at an accelerated pace, despite raw data showing the opposite.
PSMSL’s alarmist scientists seemingly cherrypicked data from locations that reveal no sea level changes or even a falling trend, realign that data, and mix it to look like the sea level has risen.
Study authors have described the practice as “suspicious” and “highly questionable” since they couldn’t find any raw data to back the post-adjustment results. They noted that climate scientists could not come up with a consistent sea level record as the PSMSL claims simply because the data collected in a particular area is the result of multiple measurements that were done with different instruments over separate time windows.
Thus, PSMSL’s sea level trends are a mishmash of multiple data sets collected in different areas over different time frames, sometimes with significant gaps between them, study authors underscored.
This is what happened in Aden, Yemen, the only location in the Middle East with tidal data spanning for a long enough time frame to produce a trend. But like in the case of at least two other tide gauges, Aden’s data was tampered with when the PSMSL team aligned the different sets of data.
Alarmists Seem to Have Adjusted Data to Fit the Climate Change Narrative
It is worth noting that the PSMSL hadn’t done anything wrong when it adjusted the data to find a trend. The issue is that PSMSL’s researchers adapted the separate data sets in a dubious way that fitted their alarmist narrative.
For all three tide gauges, PSMSL researchers modified the data in a way that produced a sea level rising trend which contradicted the raw data in the global records.
The Australian researchers concluded that the sea level had seen very few modifications over that time frame. Raw data clearly shows that sea levels have remained “steady” since the beginning of the last century in Aden, Mumbai, and Karachi.
Despite that, PSMSL and other sea level data gatekeepers like the United States’ NOAA claim that sea levels have sharply increased in the last 140 years.
PSMSL’s adjusted data has even turned a minor 1.21-mm-per-year sea level rise into a 3.02-mm-per-year increase. Raw data suggested that between 1880 and 1969 there were some 1.21-mm-per-year increases in Aden. However, NOAA and PSMSL’s data indicated 3.02-mm-per-year increases.
“It is always highly questionable to shift data collected in the far past without any proven new supporting material.”
Even the most reputable climate scientists seem to be tempted to sacrifice scientific objectivity on the altar of climate change for the sake of some hidden interests. Our best bet is to take everything with a grain of salt and be on the lookout for plausible conspiracy theories.
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