Washington, D.C. Sinking, So, We Totally Need To Discuss Climate Change

Land subsistence is an actual scientific fact (btw, D.C. was not really built on swamp). Climate change is a hysterical political movement pushed by people who refuse to practice what they preach

Nation’s capital sinking into the sea, study says

To some, the results of a study that concludes the District of Columbia is sinking is a physical manifestation of the political environment in the nation’s capital.

But new research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Vermont shows that the land in the district — where the Lincoln Memorial was built on silt dredged from the Potomac River — is expected to fall 6 inches or more during the next 100 years, raising flood fears and adding to worries about the effect of rising sea levels on low-lying cities across the USA.

“It’s ironic that the nation’s capital, the place least responsive to the dangers of climate change, is sitting in one of the worst spots it could be,” Paul Bierman, a geologist at the University of Vermont in Burlington and senior author of a new paper about Washington’s descent, said in a statement. “Will the Congress just sit there with their feet getting ever wetter?”

It took them all of two paragraphs to whine about Hotcoldwetdry.

“This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation’s capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets — accelerating the threat to the region’s monuments, roads, wildlife refuges and military installations,” University of Vermont researchers said in releasing the findings Tuesday. The paper was published online this week in the journal GSA Today.

Doom! Did you know that a whopping 1,350 acres of D.C. lie less than 6 feet below sea level? Getting beyond the notion that the sea rose a miniscule 7 inches during the 20th century, D.C. encompasses 43,710 acres. So, the majority is more than safe, even supposing that the sea rose 6 feet by 2100. Which won’t happen. Won’t even be close, except in the fevered pictures and GIFs of Warmists.

Tide gauges in the Chesapeake Bay have shown for 60 years that sea level “is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East Coast.” The hypothesis: Land in the Chesapeake region that had been pushed up by the weight of a prehistoric ice sheet has been settling down again since the ice sheet melted some 20,000 years ago.

The sea level trend for D.C. is 3.24 millimeters per year, which equates to 1.06 feet per century. Even taking subsistence out of the equation, that is below the rise one would expect during a Holocene warm period. What data is available showing long term trends for the Chesepeake do not show anything out of the norm, nor do any show anything other than a linear continuation of sea rise. There is not “speeding up” whatsoever.

This is all just taking the natural processes of the Earth and getting hysterical. For political purposes. Hey, at least they didn’t blame the subsistence on “climate change” this time!

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11 Responses to “Washington, D.C. Sinking, So, We Totally Need To Discuss Climate Change”

  1. david7134 says:

    DC was built in a swamp. That is why Washington gave them the land. Swamps have a tendency to not hold up, similar to what is happening in New Orleans, another swamp.

  2. JGlanton says:

    I have a friend who has been working in that area for 30 years analyzing capitol area buildings and monuments foundations and underlying soil structure and recommending solutions. The old buildings are built on pilings driven deep into the soil through the shallow water table. The old pilings are well preserved in an anaerobic environment by the water. The main problem has been a gradual lowering of the water table. This exposes the top of the pilings to air, allowing them to begin the rotting processes and causing concern for the long-term integrity of the foundations.

    The reasons for the water table lowering are well-established. None of the concerns has been about water rising.

  3. The Neon Madman says:

    You know, I’m trying to see the downside of the government sinking under the sea. Just can’t see it. Maybe there’s some way we can make it happen faster?

  4. Colin says:

    When talking about sea level rising use the smallest measurement. Micro meters would be good, the numbers would be large.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Teach typed:

    The sea level trend for D.C. is 3.24 millimeters per year, which equates to 1.06 feet per century. Even taking subsistence (sic) out of the equation, that is below the rise one would expect during a Holocene warm period.

    The term is subsidence, not subsistence.

    You’ve made this claim about sea level rise during a “Holocene warm period” before. Can you expand on this? Or at least cite references for the claim?

  6. Liam Thomas says:

    You might find this informative… http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/background/channelform.htm

    Additionally this might be of interest. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379111001211

    You might gander at this…….. http://www.academia.edu/3779663/Holocene_Sea_Level_Rise

    But of course you don’t really care…….Your subtle attempt at discrediting Teach by asking him to cite evidence for anything he says is tiresome.

    Its pretty much common knowledge in High School that the seas rose substantially up to around 265 meters during the Halocene period as 1.5 mile thick glaciers melted.

  7. Dana says:

    Maybe it’s the fact that our retirement home sits at an elevation of 630 feet above sea level that encourages me to not give a rat’s ass about global warming climate change. 🙂

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  9. Michael says:

    What a great blessing that would be for our nation.

  10. WalkingHorse says:

    One cannot help but smile at the prospect of seeing large numbers of politicos and bureaucrats treading water for extended periods of time.

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