The scientists who published a study last year in Nature predicting sea level rises of up to 82 cm (about 30 inches) by the year 2100 have now officially retracted their study. The scientists have acknowledged that two particular mistakes they made affected the outcome of their study, and the work will have to be redone.
When the study was published last year, the IPCC trumpeted it as “proof” of their report's claims of rising sea levels. They also cited it as part of the “settled science” of climate change.
Kudos to Mark Siddall, Thomas Stocker, and Peter Clark (the scientists who published the study) for their handling of the mistakes discovered...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010