TMR 026 : Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner : Interview Notes

NilsAxelMornerDr. Nils-Axel Mörner:

Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner is the former Head of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He has served as Head of two commissions for the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA): the Commission on Neotectonics, and the Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution, for which he led the Maldives Sea Level Project. He was at one time Head of the INTAS Project on Geomagnetism and Climate. He remains a severe critic of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which he has served as an Expert Reviewer, and with whose assessments and predictions on Global Sea Level rise he vehemently disagrees.

 Further materials:

  • For further information from Dr. Mörner, and to obtain a copy of his book, The Greatest Lie Ever Told, please contact him directly by email: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
  • 2011 article in The Spectator, "Rising Credulity : The truth about sea levels? They’re always fluctuating"


Items mentioned in the interview:



Dr. Mörner's resignation letter as expert reviewer for the IPCC:

I hereby resign as expert-reviewer of Chapter 13: Sea Level Changes. I do this for two reasons:
(1) TIME:
A few days ago I noted that the deadline is set at February 10, instead of March 10 that I had noted by mistake.
Having glanced through Chapter 13, I find it to be of such low quality that a serious review would require very much extra work. At previous expert-reviews of mine (2000, 2006), all comments and corrections were neglected, despite their firm anchoring in facts.
The so-called authors of Chapter 13 seem to be a collection of all those who have written anything about sea level changes that agrees with the concept of IPCC, despite that fact that many of those papers were of a very low quality.
To this group is added some persons who have absolutely no insight to sea level changes. It is an insult that such persons are named “authors”.
– Rune Grand Graversen (Sweden) is a Ph.D. student in meteorology
– Gunnar Myhre (Norway) seems to be fully limited to meteorology
– Ruth Mottram (Denmark) is post.doc. in meteorology (glaciology)
Just to check my Nordic country fellows are all “non-specialists” who have nothing to contribute in sea level. Why are they there? But so typical!
All the debate and questioning has been shamelessly left out; not even referred to. And still, there is most probably within that material, the reality is to be found.
Today, the President of the Maldives had to resign. Finally, reality caught up with his illusions about sea level changes.
So should most of the Chapter 13 authors do, too – for the benefit of science. And by this I resign as expert reviewer
Stockholm, February 7, 2012
Nils-Axel Mörner
Sea Level Expert



Podcast theme music, Chillout Me, kindly provided by Antony Raijekov, from his Jazz U compilation (CC BY-NC 2.5).

Slide show image, composite : 1) "The Male Tree, vandalized in 2003 'by a group of Australian scientists' according to the locals", copyright © Dr. Niels-Axel Mörner, used with permission; and 2) "Glaciers and Sea Level Rise", NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr (CC-BY-2.0)


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