Climate Cult Won’t Give Up On Blaming Climate Crisis (scam) For Surfside Building Collapse

You know when anything happens the Cult of Climastrology will immediately link it to their cult beliefs, as I showed yesterday. The climalunatics are still going strong, but, not we have the media chiming in

From the cult screed

Saltwater and brine-soaked air settle into the pores of coastal construction, growing a rusty crust around the steel skeletons that reinforce oceanfront structures. It weakens the bonds between metal and concrete creating cracks and crumbles in vulnerable areas, such as balconies.

Well, yeah. That’s one of the dangers of living in a coastal area. Hence why so many eschew using metal and concrete, and go with wood. It’s why I would never ever buy a vehicle that is from any area within 10-20 miles of the beach.

But some building experts wondered Thursday if an environmental assault supercharged by climate change could have played a deeper role in the catastrophic collapse at the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Fla.

“Sea level rise does cause potential corrosion and if that was happening, it’s possible it could not handle the weight of the building,” said Zhong-Ren Peng, professor and Director of University of Florida’s International Center for Adaptation Planning and Design. “I think this could be a wakeup call for coastal developments.”

The building is at the beach in south Florida. An area prone to tropical systems, strong thunderstorms, salt water blowing around, subsistence, and is barely above sea level to start with. There’s no reason to blame Bad Weather on Mankind, except if you’re in a cult

Still, Albert Slap, president of Boca Raton-based RiskFootprint, said it can be invisible machinations — the push and pull of tides on limestone bedrock — combined with rising seas that can weaken a building’s integrity.

The average for the last 8K years is 6-8 inches per century, meaning a warm period should be much higher as cool periods will see much lower and even negative.

Between 2000 and 2017 alone, sea-level rise at the Key West tide gauge measured about 3.9 inches, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Change Compact’s 2019 sea-level rise report.

The actual NOAA official tide gauge doesn’t show that. There is no big jump, it’s a pretty steady 2.5mm per year, coming to .82 feet of sea rise per 100 years, barely above average. Same with Virginia Key (closest to Miami area), Mayport, and Fernandina Beach. I highlight these because they are the long term stations for Florida’s Atlantic Ocean side.

South Florida’s coastal waters could jump 10 to 17 inches by 2040 and 21 to 54 inches by 2070 above the 2000 mean sea level in Key West. The long-term sea-level rise is predicted to be 40 to 136 inches by 2120, the report says.   The compact stresses that South Florida’s sea-level rise could be faster than the global rate because of a slowing of the Gulf Stream current.

If you’re dropping prognostications of future Doom, you’re no longer discussing the building, but, scaremongering with cult propoganda.

BTW, there were a lot of unhinged tweets from cultists

The USA Today article Marisa is Doomsaying does mention sea rise deep in, but, mentions lots of issues with the building itself

A Florida high-rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unstable a year ago, according to a researcher at Florida International University.

The building, which was constructed in 1981, has been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s, according to a study in 2020 by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. (big snip)

In 2015, a lawsuit alleged building management failed to maintain an outside wall, resulting in water damage and cracks. The owner who filed that suit had previously sued over the same issue, according to a court filing. The management company paid for damages in the earlier case, according to records.

You’re building these huge towers in areas with not the best stable grounds. But, it’s still your fault for that burger you ate last week.

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3 Responses to “Climate Cult Won’t Give Up On Blaming Climate Crisis (scam) For Surfside Building Collapse”

  1. john says:

    Teach would you expect subsistence with a rise in sea level? And no there has been a continual increase in the rate of sea level rise near miami especially noticeable in the last 40 years
    About 40% of our population lives in coastal communities
    Corrosion in carsis more often due to salt on the roads rather than in the air this is why we see it in lower areas of cars

  2. alanstorm says:

    “Sea level rise does cause potential corrosion…”

    The mechanism, Herr Professor?

    That’s what I thought.

    Try again.

  3. Professor hale says:

    There is also rebar with epoxy coatings and additives for concrete in such areas. This isn’t rocket science. It’s civil engineering.

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