NYT : Getting Dumb And Dummerer

Some idiot builds a house on a cliff made of soft sediment, next to the ocean, a few miles away from the San Andreas Fault – and the NYT blames their plight on global warming.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/

Sea level hasn’t changed near San Francisco for at least 25 years. Going back to 1850 it might have risen six inches.

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=9414290

At nearby Crescent City, sea level is falling.

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=9419750

Sea level is not rising appreciably in California. The global warming industry is reduced to nothing but fantasy.

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31 Responses to NYT : Getting Dumb And Dummerer

  1. Ryan Maue says:

    Better put a query into the Climate Rapid Response team. I am hoping you are going to provide a link for interested folks to fill up their inbox.

  2. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    Beach erosion is complex, a pier or change in the structure of the beach nearby can cause an erosion pattern further down the coast.

  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longshore_drift

    But the sea always causes erosion, volcanoes that make it through the water often get eroded within a few years.

  4. Mike Davis says:

    It is a pretty section of coast and I usually spent time watching the waves while driving the coast.

    • MikeTheDenier says:

      Were you texting and driving too? Please send me a reminder next time you’re on that highway so I can avoid it, or risk death by driver. πŸ™‚

      • Mike Davis says:

        I stopped the vehicle at many spots along Highway 1 to watch the suf. Does that sound better?
        I only used texting for work before it became a fad thing and and was required to pullover due to company regulations and the text pager I carried was anything but modern. Then we went to WAN lap tops and did away with the text pagers. I had access to the company network anywhere in the country for e-mail and other such.

      • Mike Davis says:

        MTD:
        Highway 1 is a long way from E. TN! πŸ˜‰

      • MikeTheDenier says:

        I’m no hillbilly. I’m a good ole flat earther from Eastern NC aka Redneckville… which was once under the ocean way, way back in much warmer days. πŸ™‚

  5. Dave N says:

    I guess we’re now coming to expect a lack of research ability in journalists; it’s simply easier to blame it on climate change without making any further effort. The worst part is the ignorance is most likely policy-driven.

  6. OT

    CEO of airport body scanner company went with Obama to India:

    The CEO of one of the two companies licensed to sell full body scanners to the TSA accompanied President Barack Obama to India

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/body-scanner-ceo-obama-india/

  7. leftymartin says:

    Sigh………………….

    Once again, that immortal quotation from Edward Abbey leaps to mind:

    There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.

  8. James Mayeau says:

    We have the Pacific plate pushing California up out of the ocean. Any geologists want to tell me how many mm on average the coastal range grows a year? I know it’s outpacing sea level rise.

    • The plates in California move horizontally. The Pacific plate moves north and the North American plate moves south. You may have heard of the San Andreas fault. ;^) All of the California beaches south of Point Reyes are on the Pacific plate.

      You appear to be confusing California with Alaska.

    • James Mayeau says:

      Sure it moves horizontally somewhat, but it also moves inland, thus the mountains. The same process that grew the Andes is growing the Sierra and Cascades.

      • The beaches are on the Pacific Plate. If there was subduction going on, the beaches would be sinking, not rising.

        The San Andreas fault is a strike slip fault with very strong horizontal movement.

      • Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

        What things change, I thought we have to stop the geology, we have to stop the climate from what it normally does, how do we stop the tectonic forces, surely we are causing those as well.

        • James Mayeau says:

          It’s because of the lubricant. All along the San Andreas pockets of oil are allowing what would otherwise be a subduction fault to slide sideways toward Alaska.

          The solution is obvious. Somehow we need to remove that oil under the California coast and return the tectonic energy to growing mountains rather then trying to shake the liberals off of San Francisco, like it has been for the last hundred years. Drilling is in keeping with God’s plan.

          It would be a relief for the planet.

        • James Mayeau says:
          November 23, 2010 at 3:55 am

          It’s because of the lubricant. All along the San Andreas pockets of oil are allowing what would otherwise be a subduction fault to slide sideways toward Alaska.

          Tommy Gold hypothesized that oil and natural gas are created through movement under pressure in the mantle of the earth.

        • So it might be a chicken or egg thing.

      • The Andes are located along a subduction zone. There is no subduction zone in California.

  9. James Mayeau says:

    It’s not like that over on the Atlantic side of the country. Over there they have dunes and vegetation that grows right down to the edge of the water, as if it has a right to be there. Not mountains. Not even a suspicion of a mountain,

    Naked rock clawing for the sky.
    That’s a west coast exclusive.

  10. Mike Davis says:

    The picture does not show a rock face but a sediment face. They had to drive steel beams into the cliff to keep the buildings from falling in the ocean.

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