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

OVER on the other coast, there’s been no sea level rise in California for 73 years
http://www.psmsl.org/data/obtaining/stations/437.php
Yet doesn’t stop ARNIE from frightening the masses into a California state of climate guilt so they pay penance http://uk.reuters.com/article/2008/11/15/oukoe-uk-california-sealevel-idUKTRE4AE0YC20081115

CAGW is an expensive and costly religion!

Watts Up With That?

One of the more common visual tactics used by AGW proponents to scare people into thinking that AGW induced sea level rise is a big threat is to show altered photographs and GIS models of a city near the ocean (take your pick, New York, London, San Francisco etc.). These futuristic images demonstrate what the city might look like once global warming kicks in and kicks our butt, apparently without anyone noticing the advance of the sea. Take for example, lower Manhattan, one of the more common targets. The top image is a future shock rendition from the History Channel “Armageddon Week” and the bottom image is a photo of present day reality from Wikimedia.

Scary huh? And it’s not just photos, now that most anyone with a PC can run Google Earth, there’s a veritable cottage industry of people who make sea level inundation KML files…

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