October 15, 2011: "Sea levels not rising: Swedish scientist", published in The Hindu (4 million readers), Madras, India.
ICSC science advisor Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and climate), Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden:
"Computer modelling by persons not having visited the sites in question is not good enough.”
“In the year 2000 we started an international sea level project in the Maldives where several distinguished experts took part,” he said, and he had been on six of those expeditions. “There is no ongoing rise in the sea level at all and since 1970, it fell by about 20 cm and has remained quite stable for the last 30 to 40 years.”
The team had investigated several different shore environments, including open coasts, rock cut platforms, sandy shores in erosion and such an overwhelming mass and quality of observational facts must outdo idle talk, he said, with reference to the IPCC reports."
Read whole piece.
October 16th update: Read coverage of Professor Mörner's views in Lanka Business On-line, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka.
October 17th update: Read coverage of Professor Mörner's views in Miadhu Daily, The Maldives.
Read summary article by Professor Mörner.
Read letter to the editor from ICSC Consultant Science Advisor Professor Tad Murty, PhD: "Sea Levels Unmoved", published on September 12, 2011 in The Australian, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia.
In 2009 Dr. Cliff Ollier, emeritus professor and honorary research fellow, School of Earth and Geographical Sciences University of Western Australia wrote:
"Two favourites of sea level alarmists are Tuvalu and the Maldives. Sea level measurements for Tuvalu (and 10 other stations) between 1992 and 2006 are available on Fig. 13 on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website. For about the past eight years the sea level seems to be virtually constant - see http://www.bom.gov.au/ntc/IDO60101/IDO60101.200809.pdf.
NOTE: President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has known about this for at least two years--see the 2009 ICSC Web page entry as follows:
October 20, 2009: "Maldives’ president all wet on sea level", Open letter to President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives from Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and Climate), Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, published in the Financial Post, National Post, Toronto, Canada..
"You have recently held an undersea Cabinet meeting to raise awareness of the idea that global sea level is rising and hence threatens to drown the Maldives. This proposition is not founded in observational facts and true scientific judgments."
Read whole open letter.
Read "Maldives' underwater cabinet meeting was a sorry stunt", by Christopher Booker, October 24, 2009, The Telegraph, London, United Kingdom.
Read scientific paper from Professor Mörner that addresses sea level change in the Maldives (from which the below graph is extracted).