The IPCC's climate doomsday scientists predicted global accelerating sea level rises from increased CO2 - it's not happening at Diego Garcia, an Indian Ocean island
Read here.The UN and the IPCC long ago predicted that rising sea levels from CO2-induced global warming would swamp ocean islands and coastal areas. As a result, 50 million refugees would be roaming the world by 2010, chased away from their homes by the rising tides.
However, as everyone in the world not living in a cave discovered, that IPCC prediction (as so many others) was totally bogus.
Yet, the IPCC's climate doomsday scientists continue to claim that sea level rises are accelerating even though all empirical evidence proves them wrong, including the new study performed at the Diego Garcia atoll.
"...Dunne et al. examined what they describe as "the up-to-date evidence of recent sea-level change in the Chagos Archipelago from tide gauge, satellite altimeter records, and ocean models."..."there is no evidence of any statistically significant sea-level rise either from the Diego Garcia tide gauge (1988-2000 and 2003-2011) or in the satellite altimetry record (1993-2011)."...they say "there is no evidence of subsidence in the islands," adding that on Diego Garcia there was actually crustal uplift of 0.63 ± 0.28 mm/year between 1996 and 2009, as recorded by GPS. And they add that "there is no evidence of changes in the wind or wave environment in the past 20 years."...these results suggest that this has been a relatively stable physical environment, and that these low-lying coral islands should continue to be able to support human habitation, as they have done for much of the last 200 years."" [Richard P. Dunne, Susana M. Barbosa, Philip L. Woodworth 2012: Global and Planetary Change]
Conclusion: The IPCC's continuing predictions of accelerating sea level rises from human CO2 emissions remains nonsense. There is absolutely no empirical evidence supporting this climate doomsday hysteria, which the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia study robustly confirms. So, in the spirit of the wacky climate science world of the IPCC (and James Hansen), it's obvious that high CO2 levels have caused the oceans to remain stable.