Hands Rising From The Water In Venice To Show ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Here we go again

(The Weather Network) To raise awareness about the impact of climate change Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn unveiled an enormous sculpture on Saturday at the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel in Venice.

Support features two 5,000-pound hands that emerge from the Grand Canal and grasp the walls of the famous hotel, according to Mashable.

“Reflecting on the two sides of human nature, the creative and the destructive, as well as the capacity for humans to act and make an impact on history and the environment, Quinn addresses the ability for humans to make a change and re-balance the world around them — environmentally, economically, socially,” a Halcyon Gallery press release reads.

You can see many more of the photos at Bored Panda. But, really, this is just more doomsaying. There are the same old predictions that ‘climate change’ could cause Venice to sink into the seas in 100 years. There are doomy maps. Seriously, it is horrible, the seas have risen 110 millimeters during the 20th Century!!!!!!! But, um

Venice subsided about 120 mm in the 20th century due to natural processes and groundwater extraction, in addition to a sea level rise of about 110 mm at the same time, Teatini said in a statement. Bock and his colleagues calculate that the city and surrounding land could sink by about 80 mm (3.2 inches) relative to the sea in the next 20 years if the current rate holds steady.

Sea rise is utterly natural during a Holocene Warm Period. 110mm is a 4.33 inches, so, even below the normal warm period average of 6-8 inches per century, though, when we’re talking the Mediterranean region, warm periods also lead to quicker evaporation. The bigger problem is the subsistence, some of which was, yes, caused by Mankind doing groundwater extraction. Venice is also tilting towards the east (see beginning of that article). It is being affected by plate tectonics. Sea rise from anthropogenic climate change is just hysterics being hysterical over a barely existent problem. Does Venice have a problem? Sure. It’s been happening for a long, long time, well before the invention of fossil fueled vehicles.

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