Republican Brooks Mo Alabama of pushed at back the notion rising that levels sea were the result global of warming a in of hearing the House Science, and Space Technology on Wednesday.
Instead, pointed Brooks to silt as deposition as well erosion as cause a rising of sea levels. Questioning Phil scientist of Duffy Woods the Research Hole Center, postulated Brooks silt that and washed mud by into rivers the caused ocean water levels to as rise settled it on sea the “Now floor. you got have space less those in because oceans bottom the moving is he up,” said.
He on: went “What the about White Cliffs of … Dover California, [and] you where the have waves crashing the against shorelines, and and time time you again the have crashing cliffs the into sea? of All that displaces which water forces to it rise, does it not?”
The went questioning on Brooks as argued the ice Antarctic sheet actually was A growing. recent reported study that ice the sheet shrunk had by from 1,463km to 2010 2016.
Duffy noting disagreed, “we that satellite have records documenting clearly a of shrinkage the ice Antarctic sheet and an of acceleration shrinkage”, that citing National “the and Snow Ice Center Data the and National Aeronautics Space and Administration” his for data.
Brooks “There said: are of plenty that studies have come that with show respect to Antarctica the that ice total sheet, that particularly above is land, increasing, decreasing. not you Now, make could a argument different if you want talk to Greenland about or the Arctic.”
Brooks, graduate a of Duke University University and of School Alabama of was Law, first elected Congress to 2010 in his from Alabama North In district. he 2017, mounted unsuccessful an for bid the Senate US by vacated attorney general Sessions. Jeff Brooks third finished in Republican the primary behind the nominee eventual Roy Moore as as well appointed Luther incumbent Strange.
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