LOL @ UCS And HuffPo!!!!! “New Reality Of Sea Level Rise”!!!!!

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As the graph above notes, sea level rise has been going on for thousands of years.  There’s nothing new, nor novel about the sea level rising.

From HuffPo!!!!

Coastal Cities Are Drowning, Thanks To New Reality Of Sea Level Rise

Coastal American cities are sinking into saturated new realities, new analysis has confirmed. Sea level rise has given a boost to high tides, which are regularly overtopping streets, floorboards and other low-lying areas that had long existed in relatively dehydrated harmony with nearby waterfronts. The trend is projected to worsen sharply in the coming years……..

….. “The shock for us was that tidal flooding could become the new normal in the next 15 years; we didn’t think it would be so soon,” said Melanie Fitzpatrick, one of three researchers at the nonprofit who analyzed tide gauge data and sea level projections, producing soused prognoses for scores of coastal Americans. “If you live on a coast and haven’t seen coastal flooding yet, just give it a few years. You will.” ……

…. The researchers used intermediate-to-high sea level rise projections from the recent National Climate Assessment to guide their predictions for future coastal flooding rates.

Yep, the new realities!!!!

In HuffPo world, a “reality” is when a group of lunatics declare a projection, based upon an unrealistic projection scenario posited by another/same group of lunatics.

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As long time readers would know, we’ve looked into this extensively.  There is no evidence SLR is worsening.  Indeed, several cases could be made to state the SLR is abating.  See Beenstock et. al (pdf).

But, we don’t have to look any further than suyts.  As stated, we’ve done extensive research on this question.  In one of the many, Hank did an investigation of Beenstock.  For those unfamiliar, these are concerning the above mentioned tidal gauges.  As Beenstock mentions, all studies of tidal gauges come from PSMSL.

Here’s what Hank found.  You can read about his methods and whatnot at the link above.  Or, if you’re so inclined, you can do your own study at the PSMSL link. 

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So, the tidal gauges show a decreasing trend in SLR. 

That said, because there’s nothing new about our sea levels rising, and it will continue until the next ice age, any idiot can see encroachment to our coastal cities.  This has nothing to do with any imaginary global warming, climate change, or CO2 in the atmosphere.  It has much to do with the natural cycles which are well known and documented of the earth. 

Of course, though, with the rate of the rise, even at 2 mm/yr, one would hope humans could be smart enough to get out of the way.  I think we can.  We used to be smart enough.  But, with people like the UCS and HuffPo, one never knows. 

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7 Responses to LOL @ UCS And HuffPo!!!!! “New Reality Of Sea Level Rise”!!!!!

  1. dan says:

    ….but is it the sea rising…or the land sinking ? Shrinking Earth or expanding Earth ?

    • tom0mason says:

      Co2 majic makes the expanding Earth sink while the seas rise.

    • DirkH says:

      I expect more changes to the scientific story to come in the future.

      a) There might be an army of water comets constantly hitting the upper atmosphere, dissolving into noctilucent clouds
      b) Latest scientific discoveries say that the Earth’s crust contains as much water as are in the oceans (see the story of the Flood – and it rained and the fountains of the Earth opened up – huh? How did THEY know?)
      c) Meltwater Pulse 1A… whenever I see a chart containing it I think, now if scientists would revise their estimates about how long it took just a little, this would so look like the Global Flood described in all old religions – and the timing would exactly coincide with the data Plato gave for the sinking of Atlantis…

  2. Lars P. says:

    “In HuffPo world, a “reality” is when a group of lunatics declare a projection, based upon an unrealistic projection scenario posited by another/same group of lunatics.”

    Exactly. These lunatics build their own “projections” and try to impose these as realities. With all the barage of lies and fabricated “realities” one needs to do the clean-up work to find out what is.

    • Jason Calley says:

      Hey Lars! “These lunatics build their own “projections” and try to impose these as realities.”

      I think you are right. These people have drank so deeply of the Kool Aid that they actually believe that “reality” is a social construct, that reality is what we agree on. Tell the truth? Tell a lie? How can there even be a difference between the two, if we agree to go along, huh?

      This type of delusion is common among people (from any political party) who have been given more power than their intellect is capable of handling. They command something, and it happens. Their words are magic! Here is a quote attributed to Karl Rove (Mr. Rove is “the aide”, speaking to a journalist):

      “The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” … “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

      “Wishing will make it so” is no basis for a civilization and certainly has no place in science.

  3. philjourdan says:

    A quick perusal of evidence shows them to be hysterical twits. Yet instead of trying to be correct with a little research, they would rather be politically correct. And the 2 have nothing in common.

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