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Perth Sinking Not Drowning

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | W Australia sea level rising fast

Statistics from Australia's National Tidal Centre show levels have increased by 8.6mm a year off the coast of the state capital Perth.
That compares to a global average of just over 3mm.
Scientists have said that man-made climate change has played a significant role in the rise.....

Not a mention that Perth sits on the Perth Basin which shows a very high subsidence rate because groundwater is
being over-extracted and that the whole basin continues to subside because of the weight of sediments within it.

Two minutes with Mr Google and another scare story falls apart....

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The paper you link to states that Perth's mean subsidance rate is 2mm/yr. Even subtracting this from the reported sea level rise leaves it more than double the global average - and there is no indication that the reported rise doesn't take subsidance into account already..

Oh no, hang on. I'm totally wrong. The paper reports 24mm/yr - so your point is valid. Apologies. Though it is still possible that the reported sea level rise already takes this into acount.

Pheon: Rearrange this well known phrase or saying.

At straws grasping are you.

Maybe the extra 5.6mm rise in the sea level comes from global warming's causing the oceans to form a mountain of water around Perth.
It might have been a better place for Mr. Gore to put his newly acquire 100 ft long diesel-powered house boat rather than the lake in Tenesee on which it currently resides.

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