Miami Will Totally Be Inundated By Tiny Amounts Of CO2

Another day, another scary photoshop of a city disappearing into the sea

Here’s the 2030 Miami Skyline Photoshopped to Account for Dramatic Sea Level Rise and it’s Horrifying

Yesterday we posted a Visualhouse rendering projecting the 2030 Miami skyline.

Curbed commenter Erik Botsford put his Photoshop skills to use and revealedwhat a 2030 Miami skyline would look like with a dramatic and depressing rise in sea level, with Biscayne Bay engulfing Downtown Miami and its surrounding buildings, like the American Airlines Arena. Here is an overlay of the two images.

To see the overlay, you’ll have to hit the link, because of the type of graphic. Here’s what it looks like in the after

I’m figuring that we’re talking about at least 25 feet of sea rise, possibly more, probably more, to bury everything as portrayed. And, certainly, they aren’t the only ones who’ve done this, nor the only ones speaking out with apocalyptic prognostications.

What does the data say? Despite an overall projection by the NOAA, the very limited data from Miami Beach, which ran from 1931-1981, shows just 2.39mm of sea rise per year, meaning .78 feet per century. The nearest monitoring stations are Vaca Key, which shows 3.34mm year, so 1.10 feet over 100 years (well within the norms for a Holocene warm period), and Lake Worth Pier, which is so short on measurements as to be worthless. Mayport, north of Miami, is one of the best, since measurements started in 1928, and go through 2014. It shows 2.5mm  year.

Interestingly, for all the hysteria, no one really seems to have any hard data on sea rise in the Miami area since 1981. If you can find it, let me know. Everything seems to be projections, where the curve is added to create a projection of 6 feet of sea rise, adding to the ending point of 1981 of the NOAA data. Where are the satellite data sets? Where are the hard direct measurements?

Oh, then we get this

Projections for sea-level rise are all over the place but barring some unforeseen variable or climatic disaster, our seas obviously won’t be rising thisquickly. Nonetheless it’s a scary sight. If this website does not exist tomorrow, assume Rick Scott had it terminated.

Oh. So, they throw out scary prognostications, then walk them back. Really, it will take at least 700 years to achieve 6 feet of sea rise. This isn’t a science, it is a political cult.

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13 Responses to “Miami Will Totally Be Inundated By Tiny Amounts Of CO2”

  1. Mockingbird says:

    I live just south of Mayport, FL. I eat lunch once a week in Mayport. Nobody is talking about searise at all. The Mayport Mirror,the paper for Naval Station Mayport has nothing about any searise that would damage or destroy at least 3 helicopter squadrons, and everything else!
    If it does come, I say fine! It’s past time that the groupers and snappers come to us!

  2. gitarcarver says:

    My little community is holding a series of meeting funded by grants (which people think in free money) and also matching city taxpayer funds on “Sustainable Communities.”

    The first presentation was about climate change and AGW.

    Halfway through the meeting, they had a question and answer session on whatever had been presented before the Q&A session. The only thing one could not ask about or comment upon was AGW. Two recognized and respected professors from a local college had come to ask the people putting on this disaster a couple of questions on data and false representations they had made in the packets.

    They were told they could not speak or question anything.

    Later in the month, at a city council meeting, the City Manager touted how successful the meeting was in dealing with “sustainable communities” and AGW. The Mayor called the meeting “very informative.”

    When someone asked why people were not allowed to ask about AGW and the misrepresentations the presenters had made, the answer was the grant money came with the stipulation that in public meetings, AGW could not be questioned or allowed.

    Someone then said “that seems to be real close to government censorship when people are told they cannot address or ask questions about a topic that is being presented in an open Q&A session.”

    The answer was again, “that is the conditions of the grant so you can take it up with the people that administered the grant.”

    The resident told the mayor “I am taking it up with the people who authorized the city tax dollars for this.”

    He was told to sit down or be escorted from the room.

    AGW is a cult and those who speak out against it must be punished and silenced.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Entertaining tale.

  4. Jl says:

    And yet beachfront property still sells for the millions.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    Entertaining tale.

    Scary truth.

    There. Fixed that for ya.

  6. Steve says:

    “That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown” – A Charlie Brown Christmas

    ps. Would you consider linking to Common Cents??

  7. Jeffery says:

    Scary truth.

    There. Fixed that for ya.

    I was talking about the flooded Miami tale. So you think Miami will end up under 25 feet of water sometime soon?

  8. Jeffery says:

    Miami Will Totally Be Inundated By Tiny Amounts Of CO2

    Your poorly worded (maybe you’re just ignorant) headline reminds of the deniameme circulating a few years ago that since CO2 was “heavier” than N2, it would not distribute in the atmosphere and would accumulate at the surface, presumably around our ankle, proving global warming was a hoax.

    There has been a 40% increase in CO2 since the start of the industrial revolution, with no end in sight (that is until we burn all the fossil fuels). That’s the highest concentration of atmospheric CO2 in at least 400,000 years. Doesn’t seem so tiny now, does it?

  9. drowningpuppies says:

    The oceans will boil and the fishes will be swimming in the streets of Miami.


  10. Jeffery says:

    The oceans will boil and the fishes will be swimming in the streets of Miami.


  11. Jeffery says:


    You suck.

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