Tidal gauges can be looked at. Their measurements can be photographed and it is what it is. Still plenty of room for discussion but at least there is no monopoly of interpretation. Measurements from orbit are the result of complicated formulas and as we know, those live and die with all the assumptions that have been fed into them. Thats where the frog-leg meets to plate. The more orbital data we have, the less the gauges will be looked at. Because those gauges don’t reflect the projections made by the alarmists and that irks them. They want to be able to play but there is one thing they can’t do. Convince ex-presidents to not buy expensive lodges in harm’s way. What do they know that we mortals don’t? Have they looked at the gauges?
Satalt simply does not correspond with the BEST SLR tide gauge measurements by a factor of about 1.5x. That is not rounding error; it is a big climate data problem.