Monday, March 16, 2009

GASP!: Warming to Cause NYC Flooding

This article takes a different tact, distancing itself from descriptions of melting polar ice, icebergs, and glaciers, where in the past these immersed icy bodies have been erroneously described as dangerous, if warming were to melt them, raise sea levels, and cause floods (see Archimedes Principle). The writer makes sure to mention only Greenland this time--"melting LAND ice."

The problem is what we saw in previous articles--Greenland's ice sheet IS NOT MELTING. Neither is the North Pole, which had been predicted to completely dissolve last summer (and DID NOT melt).

Wakey-wakey, morons. Or scare yourself more: GASP! series and Dr. Brignell's warmlist.

Warming to make N.Y. vulnerable to storms-study

NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) - Global warming should lift sea levels along the U.S. Northeast nearly twice as fast as global rates this century, putting New York City at risk to damage from hurricanes and winter storm surges, scientists said.

"The northeast coast of the United States is among the most vulnerable regions to future changes in sea level and ocean circulation, especially when considering its population density," said Jianjun Yin, a climate modeler at Florida State University.

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