View Full Version : Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

02-21-2010, 08:43 PM
:D It just keeps getting better. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/21/sea-level-geoscience-retract-siddall)

Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown.

Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.

"Retraction is a regular part of the publication process," he said. "Science is a complicated game and there are set procedures in place that act as checks and balances."

Science is a "game"??? :eek:

In a statement the authors of the paper said: "Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work. (We got caught...dammit!!!)

"One mistake was a miscalculation; (Hey...abbcus do break ya know!!!) the other was not to allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years. (We have temp stations available by VRWC Time Machines only!!!!) Because of these issues we have retracted the paper and will now invest in the further work needed to correct these mistakes." (In other words, throw more money at us!)