We have sent Linda a copy of a new paper by Alberto Boretti, (School of Science, Information technology and Engineering, University of Ballarat) just published (in press) at the journal; Coastal Engineering. It's titled Is there any support in the long term tide gauge data to the claims that parts of Sydney will be swamped by rising sea levels?
Here's the Abstract:
The government of Australia is supporting the statement that sea levels are rising faster than ever before as a result of increased carbon dioxide emissions. Consequent to this, low-lying coastal areas, where the majority of Australians are concentrated, have been declared at risk of sea level inundations. Maps with 0.5, 0.8 and 1.1 m sea level rise have been proposed for Sydney, the major Australian city. However, long term tide gauges, recording sea levels worldwide, as well as along the coastline of Australia, and within the bay of Sydney, do not show any sign of accelerating sea level rises at present time.
From the Conclusion:
Via Roger Pielke Snr