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Good grief. Has any single model prediction been realized? NYC and San Francisco real estate has never been more insane, so clearly nobody is frightened by water. Al Gore's new San Fran mansion is only a couple of feet above sea level but maybe it's an investment in future valuable ocean bottom. Nobody really believes any of this. Pure fear tactics for the low-information citizens who do not read.
Living in the Northeastern US, we pray for globalistical warmening but it never comes. Nice and warm today though, with a coolish breeze.
Via Pirate, a fearless human female (a climate model) daring to approach a beach:
ABC's ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015 -
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there are many of these, but my favorite is the 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme's prediction of 50,000,000 climate refugees by 2010, and al-Bore's prediction that the Arctic would be ice free by 2013.
no, actually my favorite was the Comin' Ice Age back in the 1970s.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
Yeah, I laugh about "sea level rise." We had an article just a few years ago saying sea levels were going to rise about 12 feet, measuring from where they showed in on "sample" pictures of buildings.
I have been jogging regularly along the beach since 1981. I can assure you, the sea level has not gone up perceptibly during that time, whereas under the predictions, the whole beach park should be under water now.
There are major contradictions on NOAA's own website. They had one part with all the alarmism on global warming, and sea level rise. And then on another page they have the actual sea levels and rates of rise (mainly caused by the slow subsidence of the neighboring land mass, which is why it varies from place to place). These actual rates are what are used to measure mean water or mean high water, which are used to determine the seaward boundary between private property and government property. All these charts show an extremely low rate of rise which has been consistent for over a hundred years. We are talking changes of around a millimeter per year.
Here's the official sea level rise for Honolulu, based on measurements going back to 1900:
"The mean sea level trend is 1.41 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence interval of +/- 0.22 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from 1905 to 2014 which is equivalent to a change of 0.46 feet in 100 years."
I think the new concern is that the sea level is going to drop, stranding all the seaports inland. Or maybe what we're experiencing is sea level disruption; tides will begin to vary by 50 feet or more every day. CO2 can do that. Very tricky, that CO2.