Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don’t pay attention to history

Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don’t pay attention to history“. This is funny. Anthony Watts talking about “paying attention”! Apparently he’s seen some photoshopped what-if visuals on the History Channel that he thinks prove that climate scientists are liars and that the “mainstream media” is in on it too. Further more that we can adapt to anything, including Global Warming (which isn’t happening).

Armageddon!

The more trivial and less scientific something is, the more Anthony will take offense to it. His battle is entirely about the “optics” of the Global Warming debate. It’s funny though that Anthony doesn’t understand “creative license” in the media. His heroes Lord Monckton and Ian Plimer, specialize in it.

3 thoughts on “Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don’t pay attention to history

  1. “Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don’t pay attention to history.” (WUWT, Nov 28, 2010)

    NYC has a current, and historic, vulnerability to rainfall and storm surge flooding. In Hurricane Donna (1960) the water level at the World Trade Center site was almost waist deep.

    “Considering that much of the metropolitan region of New York City is less than 16 feet above the mean sea level, with some parts of lower Manhattan only about 5 feet above the mean sea level…” Science Daily (Mar 16, 2009)

    “…a category three hurricane on a worst-case track could create a surge of up to…21 feet at the Lincoln Tunnel entrance…These figures do not include the effects of tides nor the additional height of waves on top of the surge.” Science Daily (Oct 28, 2006)

    NYC is a city of eight million people living over subways, tunnels, and underground utilities. New Yorkers are only thinking about the shallow years.

    “Albany, N.Y. A new state environmental report predicts sea levels could rise more than four feet in some coastal areas of New York state over the next 70 years with dramatic implications for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.” AP (Nov 12, 2010)

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