30 Years Since Government Climate Experts Said That New York Would Turn Into Florida

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IDEAS & TRENDS (CONTINUED); A DIRE LONG-RANGE FORECAST By JAMES GLEICK Published: May 12, 1985

Beginning in a decade or two, scientists expect the warming of the atmosphere to melt the polar icecaps, raising the level of the seas, flooding coastal areas, eroding the shores and sending salt water far into fresh-water estuaries. Storm patterns will change, drying out some areas, swamping others and generally throwing agriculture into turmoil. Federal climate experts have suggested that within a century the greenhouse effect could turn New York City into something with the climate of Daytona Beach, Fla.

IDEAS & TRENDS (CONTINUED) – A DIRE LONG-RANGE FORECAST – NYTimes.com

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12 Responses to 30 Years Since Government Climate Experts Said That New York Would Turn Into Florida

  1. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on CACA and commented:
    Did they predict, by 2010, Florida would turn into New York? http://markwallheiser.photoshelter.com/image/I0000XzNY.usjXhE

  2. Ben says:

    RE: “and generally throwing agriculture into turmoil.”

    “If we keep having record yields and record seed quality, we are all doomed!”

    • Justa Joe says:

      Gleik watched too many B science fiction movies as a child. So did I, but I never actually believed those plots were blue prints for govt. policy.

  3. Bob Knows says:

    The key word there is “government.” Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.

  4. As your arthritic grandfather would say, “That would be dire?!”

  5. Keitho says:

    Stop it Steve. Giving this dick any recognition is just wrong.

  6. davidxn says:

    Related to Peter? The “absolutely clueless” gene runs in the family.

  7. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

    Florida, South Pole, what difference does it make?

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