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Miami’s Vice

A brilliant picture presentation by WUWT guest blogger Kip Hansen expertly debunks Miami’s supposed global-warming-induced, sea-level rise/flooding hysteria!

“Miami Beach is at such grave risk of sea water flooding today that it should preemptively be declared a disaster zone – not because of global-warming-driven sea level rise but due to a seeming total lack of sensible civil engineering standards and sensible building codes.”

Watts Up With That?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen

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Miami Beach has a vice – a bad one – a dangerous one.

Miami’s vice is water, as in waterfront.  Everybody seems to want a house on the waterfront, a house on a canal, with a boat tied to the dock.

So what’s not to like about that?  After all, my wife and I live on our boat.

The New York Times (and the LA Times) has been running story after story about Miami flooding, Miami King Tides, Miami sea level rise threating billions of dollars of infrastructure.

Like these:

Intensified by Climate Change, ‘King Tides’ Change Ways of Life in Florida

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

A Sharp Increase In ‘Sunny Day’ Flooding

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate

These news pieces offer images such as:

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This first image is hurricane storm surge impacting…

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The Frankfurt School: Marxist infiltration, political correctness and the culture wars

Fascinating, must watch 22 minutes on Political Correctness via Green Jihad…

Not hard to see where the hysteria of “Global Warming” aka “Climate Change” was born and now thrives – in the halls of cultural Marxism, via eco-worship and the ‘domination of nature’.

“Political Correctness most fashionable cause “Environmentalism” [integrated] into their cultural Marxism.”

Aims of eco-worship: The destruction of Western (democratic/capitalist) civilisation. Direct assault on free-thinking i.e. scepticism – smeared as “deniers”.

IMO, PC is the dominant and most insidious factor leading to the current and rapid decline of the West.

Watch the entire video. Important stuff.

Green Jihad

This is a video produced by the Free Congress Foundation during the 1990’s. The film examines the little known but highly influential Marxist group known as the Institute for Social Research (aka Frankfurt School). German Marxist philosophers gathered in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1920’s to give new life to Communist thought when most of the predictions made by orthodox Marxists of how international Communism would be achieved did not come true.

How Marxism is taught in most colleges and universities is due to the efforts of the Frankfurt School. Political correctness is one of the ideas floated by them helped spurn such Leftist causes such as anti-Vietnam organizations and the environmentalist movement. Ex-Marxist David Horowitz is also interviewed.

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Quote of the Week: McIntyre’s comment to Dilbert creator, Scott Adams, on climate “experts”

Interesting read on climate “experts” from Dilbert creator, Scott Adams…

Highlights:

“I endorse the scientific consensus on climate change to protect my career and reputation. To do otherwise would be dumb, at least in my situation.

“And as we can plainly see, the cost of disagreeing with climate science is unreasonably high if you are a scientist.

“While it is true that a scientist can become famous and make a big difference by bucking conventional wisdom and proving a new theory, anything short of total certainty would make that a suicide mission. And climate science doesn’t provide the option of total certainty.

“And if the risk of climate change isn’t real, I will say I knew it all along because climate science matches all of the criteria for a mass hallucination by experts.“

Watts Up With That?

Dilbert creator, Scott Adams wrote a post on his blog yesterday that is well worth reading in entirety: The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science

Adams notes:

It seems to me that a majority of experts could be wrong whenever you have a pattern that looks like this:

1. A theory has been “adjusted” in the past to maintain the conclusion even though the data has changed. For example, “Global warming” evolved to “climate change” because the models didn’t show universal warming.

2. Prediction models are complicated. When things are complicated you have more room for error. Climate science models are complicated.

3. The models require human judgement to decide how variables should be treated. This allows humans to “tune” the output to a desired end. This is the case with climate science models.

4. There is a severe social or economic penalty for having the “wrong” opinion in the field. As I…

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NSIDC Confirm Low Arctic Ice Due To Influx Of Warm Atlantic Water

Great analysis by Paul Homewood explaining the “SUPER HOT” Arctic atmosphere, that has become the latest, hysterical climate (weather) event of the month pushed by climate alarmists.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php

There has been increasing hysteria from global warming alarmists lately about polar sea ice trends.

So let’s start with the Arctic, where sea ice extent, despite some unusually, but certainly not unprecedented, mild weather in the last couple of months, has been tracking close to 2012.

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