It's not often I hear about the WSJ getting a story on global warming right, but today is a good day, a tip of the hat to the WSJ.
Clearly and directly, with charts and date, today the WSJ wrote their own story and got it right. Ice melt is causing sea level rise, and the latest observations indicate the rate is accelerating beyond what the models predicted. At least 1 foot of rise is due before 2050.
This ain't good news for anyone. The science refuseniks must be squirming like a jug full of ants upon reading this in a Murdock rag, how to spin it?
Fossil fuel boys must be crestfallen, after all this is their paper. Maybe someone can be fired? It has long been a well kept secret concern among them that one day they will be subject to humiliation if not law suits for contributing (through lies and misdeeds) to global warming.
South Carolina outlawed the terms sea level rise and global warming in any long range planning of the coastal infrastructure or communities. 1984? Maybe they can have the WSJ arrested.
A foot of rise in the ocean increases the surface by millions of square miles, more evaporation, more water vapor aloft meaning more flash flooding and blizzards and suffering from high temps and high humidity, more rot, disease. Coastal cities around the globe will spend trillions either in protections or losses, either way it's trillions.
WSJ readers are not accustomed to reading this in their paper. Unless the editor later flat out renounces it, this is going to shake and inform their readers. It's the camels nose inching under the tent, the high dollar tent.