Sigh: Warmists Again Flogging Meme That National Landmarks Are Threatened By “Climate Change”

What picture does the USA Today use for its article? The freaking Statue Of Liberty

Climate change is putting historic and cultural landmarks around the USA at risk, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a non-profit science advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.

“Sea-level rise, coastal erosion, increased flooding, heavy rains and more frequent large wildfires are damaging archaeological resources, historic buildings and cultural landscapes across the nation,” says the report, “National Landmarks at Risk.

The report, which was not a peer-reviewed study, includes 30 at-risk locations, including places where the “first Americans” lived, the Spaniards ruled, English colonists landed, slavery rose and fell, and gold prospectors struck it rich.

Locations include the Statue of Liberty; Jamestown, Va.; the Cape Hatteras (N.C.) Lighthouse; and the Kennedy Space Center.

While sea rise is actually what one would expect during a Holocene warm period, it’s entirely within the average for the last 7000 years in Florida, which would encompass cool periods, which would have low to negative sea rise. The Statue Of Liberty, which sits on an island that has a seawall that sits around 10 feet above the high tide mark.

Sea levels already have risen 1-2 feet across portions of the East and Gulf Coast, USA TODAY reported last year, and global sea levels will rise about 1 foot to slightly more than 3 feet by 2100, according to this year’s Fifth Assessment Report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

So, even if that occurs the Statue is in no danger. The Hatteras lighthouse has been moved multiple times due to shift sands on the Outer Banks, which are essentially sandbars, and have always shifted.

According to the UCS report, one historic site — Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas —will likely be underwater by the end of the century.

Have you ever been to Jamestown? It actually sits about 5-10 feet above the height of the James River. Colonial Beach, Va, is the closest measuring station, and, with limited data, is seeing a trend of 1.57 feet of sea rise per 100 years. The confidence interval is rather high, though, due to the limited data.

It continues on, but, of course, this is all about scaremongering, not reality.

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14 Responses to “Sigh: Warmists Again Flogging Meme That National Landmarks Are Threatened By “Climate Change””

  1. john says:

    unaware that Teach has determined AGW to be a hoax/conspiracy the US Navy still continues to believe that the climate change will have national security implications
    Who will tell them of their HUGE mistake?

  2. john says:

    arctic ice extent is even less this year than the 2012 all time observed record breaker

  3. jl says:

    John- I’ll tell them of their huge mistake, Ok? Oh, and the appeal to authority “debate” technique is not working, never has.

  4. jl says:

    Antarctic ice extent is even more than 2012.

  5. Jeffery says:

    “While sea rise is actually what one would expect during a Holocene warm period, it’s entirely within the average for the last 7000 years in Florida, which would encompass cool periods, which would have low to negative sea rise.”

    Do you have any evidence to support your contention that the rise is natural and expected?

    “So, even if that occurs the Statue is in no danger.”

    The danger isn’t necessarily the rise itself but the higher storm surges associated with the rise. Recall that by your estimation superstorm Sandy was a mild storm but it still caused billions of damage because of the storm surge.

    Why is NASA planning to move their sites? Why are the engineers at the Statue of Liberty moving the electrical system another 20 ft higher?

  6. Jeffery says:

    Do you guys think Warmist Pope Francis is stupid, dishonest or naïve? Is he part of the worldwide liberal conspiracy to control conservatives?

  7. Jeffery says:

    j,

    “…and the appeal to authority “debate” technique is not working, never has.”

    You’ve proven time and again that you don’t understand even the rudiments of climate science, so what do you base your own stance on, if not authority? It can’t be a scientifically based stance, since the evidence and data overwhelmingly favor the theory of AGW, at least according to nearly every climate scientist on Earth. Perhaps you just rebel against all authority – “Al Gore isn’t going to tell me what to do!” The conspiracy theory oft repeated here is that global warming is a hoax being used to further the worldwide liberal fascists’ agenda of world domination.

    The US military, the world’s governments, the world’s religions (large and small, including Evangelicals), the UN, every major scientific organization, news organizations (Finally. Including even FOX News), coastal cities, multinational corporations and major insurance companies are all incorporating global warming contingencies into their long-term planning.

    If your son is sick and you go to 100 doctors and 97 prescribe 10 days of amoxicillin, but Drs. Teach, Monckton and Limbaugh say the other doctors are conspiring to take away your son’s right to be sick, who are you gonna believe?

    So, j, you actually do respond to the “appeal to authority”; you just believe the wrong ones.

  8. Jl says:

    J-Really? The appeal to authority in this case doesn’t work because first, what does the US Navy have to do with “climate change” and second they are obviously under the the command of Obama so maybe, maybe, that’s to be taken with a grain of salt. As you know, in science it doesn’t matter how many organizations agree or disagree with with you, it’s the data-which the hoax doesn’t have. Just faulty computer models. And surprise, surprise-you screwed up your medical analogy. “Take away my right to be sick..” WTF? The medical analogy would be to mention say, the many medical practices that have changed over the years even though at the time they were thought to be settled science. “Do you have any evidence to support your contention that the sea rise is natural”? The real question is do you have any that’s not? But yes, we do. 4 billion years of seas rising and falling all without man. What do you have, as you’re the ones who have to prove that this 50 years or so is any different than the last 4 billion, which you don’t. But nice try at turning it around. “So you appeal to authority, just the wrong ones”. No, I appeal to the people who show that the real world evidence of this hoax just isn’t there. So, maybe look in the mirror when you say someone doesn’t understand the rudiments of climate science.

  9. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    I am sorry to say that you are the one who is lacking in science knowledge. You don’t answer specific questions about your religion. Why don’t you show us how your precious CO2 is causing problems by giving proportional ratios? Oh, wait, they don’t exist. Why don’t you list all the sources of CO2 production, just to be fair in the discussion? Why don’t you tell us where the CO2 concentrations are being measured? Why don’t you discuss the concept of partial pressure of a gas in relationship to a liquid body and explain how the ocean is absorbing all this excess CO2? You have not related a single solitary scientific fact yet.

    Oh, and you want a parallel to the medical world. Lets start with cholesterol. For 50 years we have been told that high cholesterol diets are harmful to our health. Every “scientist” believed this. Yet, now, numerous diet studies are showing no relationship of cholesterol and blood fats to any disease. I want even start on the statins that are a necessary part of a medical regimen yet cause death, injury and do nothing. But most scientist and doctors feel they are a miracle pill (especially after being paid to do so). Same as with the climate religion.

  10. Mark E says:

    Accuracy of the Global Warming hoax or not aside … What is the downside for DC flooding?

  11. Jeffery says:

    david,

    I understand more now. You are wrong about cholesterol, and you are wrong about global warming. And in both cases you believe a widespread conspiracy orchestrated by “the man”.

    I’m not certain why uber-conservatives are so susceptible to conspiracy theories, but I’m certain they are.

    “Why don’t you list all the sources of CO2 production, just to be fair in the discussion? Why don’t you tell us where the CO2 concentrations are being measured? Why don’t you discuss the concept of partial pressure of a gas in relationship to a liquid body and explain how the ocean is absorbing all this excess CO2?”

    I’ve answered many of your tedious questions before and it makes no difference to you. You know the answers, or at least you think you do. I’m not even convinced you know what you’re asking. If you have a point, why don’t you make it and stop playing your childish games?

  12. Jl says:

    Interesting story on how the NYT was caught “leaving out” an inconvenient photo that would wreck their hysterical alarmist theme. They showed 2 pictures of the Alaskan Muir Glacier, one from 1941 and one from 2004 as proof that we should be alarmed about melting glaciers ( because they never melted before). They got caught leaving out a photo from 1951 in which a great majority of the ice that had receded was already gone. Of course melting that early would mean no evil SUV cause. Furthermore, the UnIted States Geographic Society said Muir had melted 31 miles for nearly 2 centuries prior to 1941, and the rate now was comparable to past rates. Now John, I know the USGS probably doesn’t know the GW/glacier story as much as the US Navy, but give it a look.

  13. Jl says:

    Sorry, USGS-United States Geological Society.

  14. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    On the cholesterol issue, I proved that in Federal court. You can see a recent summation article in the Wall Street Journal. You have not answered or addressed any of the questions I have proposed or others. You, son, are a fake, a child.

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