Ummm Charles, about that train thingy you arrived on…

From the UK Express


 Charles, who has campaigned on global warming for more than 20 years, said: “I have watched with growing dismay and alarm the glee with which the sceptics have leapt upon the recent news stories that question the science that climate change is man-made and suggesting it is nothing more than a myth. 

Prince Charles: ‘I’m not willing to play Russian Roulette over climate change’

 “Well, if it is but a myth, and the global scientific community is involved in some sort of conspiracy, why is it then that around the globe sea levels are more than six inches higher than they were 100 years ago? 

“This isn’t an opinion – it is a fact.”

He added: “And, ladies and gentlemen please be in no doubt that the evidence of long-term and potentially irreversible changes to our world is utterly overwhelming.”

Charles spoke after arriving in Manchester by Royal Train pulled by a coal-fired steam locomotive, named the Tornado, which was rebuilt from a 1948 design.

Read the entire article at the UK Express

First let me say that I like trains. But Charles apparently has no clue about how such a pronouncement might be viewed by commoners when he’s apparently doing nothing to curb his own carbon footprint. Will Jim Hansen denounce him for riding on a  coal powered “death train”? The Royal Train – click for more – image from the Telegraph

Charles also seems to think that sea level is a static feature of our dynamic Earth. Here’s a few reminders about sea level change the prince probably hasn’t discussed in polite conversations. He might also benefit from a visit to Israel, where sea level has been variable for the last 2500 years.

File:Post-Glacial Sea Level.png Image: Global Warming Art

Here’s the last 9000 years which appear almost flat in the graph above due to scale used:

File:Holocene Sea Level.png Image: Global Warming ArtIn our current era, while sea level has in fact been rising, continuing the trend started thousands of years ago, it recently appears to have slowed a bit:


Image: University of ColoradoClearly we live in the golden age of relative stability, but Earth is very seldom that way. The rise of  man just happened to get lucky…thanks to a warming world.

But who to believe, a coal powered prince or your own lying eyes?

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