I would love to see the support data and the logical interpretation of said data for claims the rate of sea level rise. A July 27 article in the Chronicle stated, “According to the University of Florida, by next year sea levels will have risen from 6 to 34 inches ...” Obviously that is a prediction which may or may not materialize. If it’s anything like a lot of weather predictions, there is a good chance it will not.
It’s possible that I have found bogus data on the internet in my search for sea level rise, but I doubt it. On one site, https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/, carrying the NASA logo, there are two charts which show the average sea level rising by 3.3 millimeters per year since 1993. That converts to slightly over 1/8 of an inch per year. At that rate I would expect the level to have risen 3.64 inches (over 1992) by next year. Not 14 to 34 inches!
Maybe I have miscalculated or erred in my logic. If my conclusion and calculations appear to be in error I would love to be informed of my mistake(s). There is more information on the above website for anyone interested in viewing it. I can’t help but wonder (if I’m correct in my understanding) what the writer’s agenda. In closing, if my writing causes anyone to assume that I am an anti-liberal, they would not necessarily be correct.