Posted 3 December 2013
"The facts around rising sea levels are widely misunderstood or misinterpreted....Global warming would lead to thermal expansions of the oceans. Sea level globally has been rising at about 1.7 mm a year since the Little Ice Age ended in the 19th century, but has slowed down since the high rate of rise that occurred following the last major ice age 18,000 years ago. To the surprise of many scientists, sea level rise is barely perceptible in the Pacific. This is possibly because, at least in part, there has been no global warmning over the past 17 years." - Associate Professor Chris De Freitas, writitng in the New Zealand Herald.
LInk to article here
Link here for pdf graph of sea levels in Kiribati, home of the would-be "climate refugee".