A prominent global-warming skeptic is marveling at a new NASA report that concludes the purported human-caused changes in the climate now, after years of being blamed for raising the sea level, is slowing down the rise.
“Is there anything global warming can’t do?” Marc Morano asked on his Climate Depot site in response to the NASA assessment.
“Now it seems that there is so much global warming that it is slowing the rise of sea levels.”
He noted that 30 years ago, scientists blamed global warming for sea level decreases.
The new theory behind the slowdown is that as the Earth becomes more parched as a result of humans pumping more water out of the ground, water that otherwise would cause oceans to rise is “being absorbed” by lakes, rivers and underground aquifers, much as a sponge absorbs water.
The estimate is that 3.2 trillion gallons of water “has thus been