Rocks falling into oceans, not climate, causing seas to rise, congressman suggests

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    Is Mo Brooks really this stupid?

    A rolling stone may gather no moss, but if it tumbles into the ocean, you can expect the seas to rise.

    At least that's the theory embraced by Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., during a hearing held Wednesday by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on how technology can be used to address climate change.
     
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    Where tectonic plates meet uplifting mantle continuously deposits on the sea bed... pushing the plates apart in some places, closer in others. There's a significant amount of change regularly going on on the sea floor which can't be dismissed out of hand as at least a contribution to our sea level observations.

    Of course, it's hard to blame tectonic shift on a mean, old President or evil corporations, or the uneducated masses of the flyover states so I don't think it will ever be discussed in any meaningful way.
     
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    Well that's a post I don't see every day.. thank you.
     
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    It's sad in a way that climate change will never be discussed in any sort of rational scientific way in a public forum. Too much at stake politically and economically to allow free-discussion to exist.
     
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    Agnotology works, especially when it is in the interests of some. Two books for the interested reader.

    'Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming' Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. M. Conway

    'Agnotology, The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance'

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258785582_Agnotology_learning_from_mistakes

    "The interesting thing that most lay people and even scientists don't understand is how unbiased knowledge as a whole emerges from individual scientists who are biased. It is still one of the greatest mysteries of science." Ian Mitroff
     
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    If that's what he said, then he is correct.

    Obviously, if a stone tumbles into a body of water it will displace some of that water.
     
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    What does the lab work on CO2 show...oh, nevermind, that's right, you don't need lab work, you have "Consensus"

    Warming = Global Warming
    Cooling = Climate Change
    Consensus = Moonbat
     
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    Dude.....your link is crap.
    I'm not gonna watch a 2 hr and 30 min video to see what you're trying to show us.
     
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    Seemingly only in the US. It's hardly controversial elsewhere.
     
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