(Natural News) Not long ago, it was discovered that the world’s sea levels were substantially higher than they are today. However, this fact seems to have gotten lost amidst the cries of global warming and concerns about rising sea levels.
In 2008, an archaeological dig at a fort in Kent revealed a medieval boating dock — miles from where the British coast now lies. This means that the ocean levels 2,000 years ago were significantly higher than they are today, and reached much further inland than previously thought. An English Heritage archaeologist named Tony Wilmott commented, “It is widely known that Richborough Roman Fort was the gateway to Roman Britain 2,000 years ago. But what is really exciting is that we have actually found the Roman foreshore while digging in a deep trench alongside the remains of a Roman wall.” Wilmott went on to say that there had been a strong sense of curiosity surrounding the fallen Roman fort, and that the finding of the Roman harbor was quite engaging.
According to Wilmott, this Roman coastline was the original shoreline back in 434 AD, when the Romans first invaded Britain — two miles inland from the country’s current coastline. But, if modern climate alarmists were to acknowledge this fact, it would undermine their current efforts at convincing the world that rising sea levels are “dangerous” and are completely the fault of humanity and modern technology. For example, the rising sea levels are caused by three factors, which can all be attributed to global warming. However, global warming and the factors that allegedly cause it did not exist 2,000 years ago — when sea levels were much higher than they are today.
Regardless of this fact, the mainstream media continues to rely on climate change scare tactics to frighten the masses. A recent article published by Good on May 10, 2017 was titled, “See How Much Seas Will Rise In Your Area While You Still Can” — classic fear-mongering at its finest. Scientific American also recently published a hit piece on rising sea levels, claiming that areas of Miami and other coastal cities will soon be underwater.
Of course, while the article hits on climate change, it fails to mention the fact that studies show that climate change is not new, and the current phase has been going on for centuries. An analysis of the last 150,000 years of sea level history also shows that our current sea level is in the same ballpark as past periods of warming. In other words, while it may be happening, it is likely part of the Earth’s natural cycles of warming and cooling.
Robert W. Endlich, who served as a weather officer in the US Air Force for 21 years and as a US Army meteorologist for 17 years, explains, “The facts of history are clear. Sea level was 400 feet lower at the end of the Wisconsin Ice Age, 18,000 years ago. Sea levels rose rapidly until 8,000 years ago. As recently as 1066, when the Normans conquered England, sea levels were quite a bit higher than today.” Endlich goes on to note that since the Little Ice Age ended 160 years ago, sea levels have risen at a fairly consistent rate — independent of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
Sea level change is undoubtedly a part of Earth’s natural climate cycles, and humans have had little impact on the outcome of these events. As Endlich states, taxes and other such endeavors will not prevent the Earth from changing shape.