Friday, 12 December 2008

Global warming question

We've heard much about rising sea levels and global warming.

Blah blah blah blah blah.

What we don't often hear about is that in some cases, it is not a matter of the sea rising - it is a matter of the land sinking. Apparently with volcanic islands, if the volcano is dormant, as the rock cools, it sinks. It looks like the sea is rising, but in fact the land is falling away below your feet.

So, if global warming advocates are claiming that sinking land is in fact rising seas, can we therefore say that when we have an erupting volcano that lifts the level of the land (by depositing a great wad of molten lava and ash on it), that this is in fact a case of falling sea levels, and thus evidence that global warming does not exist?

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