Writing for the National Parks Traveller, ecologist Daniel Botkin claims
the sea level has been rising since the end of the last Ice Age, starting about 14,000 years ago as the continental and mountain glaciers have melted and sea water has expanded with the overall warming. The average rate has been about a foot or two a century (about 23-46 cm per century). Data suggest that the rate was much greater until about 8,000 years ago.
Time to look at the evidence, conveniently published by Lambeck et al a couple of weeks ago.At no time during the last 14 kBP has the sea level rise been 23-46 cm/century. Before 7 kBP, the sea level rose much faster than this. Since 7 kBP, the rate is much lower than this. In the last 3 kBP, the period of most relevance for comparing the modern rise, there was only minor (<20 cm) variability is sea level. Botkin’s numbers are without foundation, designed to distract from the anthropogenic contribution to sea-level rise.
Botkin goes on to cite Ross McKitrick paper approvingly
An important scientific paper published September 1 this year states that Earth’s surface temperature has not changed for the past 19 years, and 16-26 years for the lower atmosphere.
Well at least he gets the publication date correct.