McKibben Rambles Incoherently About Tsunamis And Global Warming : “sea levels have begun to rise”

Are these people completely ignorant, dishonest, or both? The tsunami had absolutely nothing to do with global warming. Sea level has been rising for 20,000 years. A 30 foot wave traveling several hundred miles an hour is unaffected by a couple of millimeters of difference in sea level. The stupidity is enough to make you scream.

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12 Responses to McKibben Rambles Incoherently About Tsunamis And Global Warming : “sea levels have begun to rise”

  1. Mike Bromley says:

    How enlightening! Not to mention, also, that in most subduction earthquakes, the coastline SUBSIDES adjacent to the sudden uplift offshore (the one that displaces the water). Even a FOOT of sea-level rise becomes essentially meaningless, especially in tectonically-active areas…with there being no way to really separate how much sea level variation is eustatic (global) versus local due to ground movement. Another layperson speculating on another non-mechanism.

  2. Ivan says:

    ..the amount of grain per capita on the planet has been falling for years..
    The bullsh!t detector just went off on that statement.
    Here’s the problem when you selectively cherry pick old records.

    According to WorldWatch Institute (2006):
    “Global grain production per person dropped from 318 kilograms in 2005 to 305 kilograms in 2006”

    But…in 2008:
    “For the second year in a row, world grain production rose in 2008, with farmers producing some 2.287 billion tons. Per capita production also recovered, reaching 339 kilograms per person.”

    and in 2009:
    “In 2009, farmers produced a near-record crop of grains worldwide: more than 2.25 billion tons. While this was a decline from the all-time high set in 2008, the grain crop has had a 21-percent increase since 2000 and a 180-percent increase since recordkeeping began in 1961. Global per capita production declined slightly in 2009 to reach 330 kilograms grown per person.”

  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    Underwater volcano shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nobody knows

  4. Jimbo says:

    It is interesting to note that shortly AFTER the Tsunami northern Japan was hit with sub-zero temperatures and snow. Did global warming also cause this?

    • suyts says:

      According to NOAA’s Overland, yes, yes, it did.

      But, as to the greater question, “Are these people completely ignorant, dishonest, or both?” I’d say its a great mixture of people that possess one or both traits. For instance, algore, I believe is both ignorant and dishonest. While the jury is still out on many other players, I think this McKibben is simply ignorant. I, also, think Steve needs to add another trait to consider, “delusional”.

  5. John Silver says:

    He already shrunk his head.

  6. The “Moonbat” strikes again! This MOron McKibben never ceases to amaze me. He reminds me greatly of the infamous “Deadfish” Rahm Emanuel….Don’t let a crises go to waste, who could ever forget that stupid statement. Just like Algore, “Moonbat” is now an authority on tectonics, even though he makes no explanation of what happened, yet, he jumped right into his delusional spiel on global warming. “Moonbat” McKibby baby need to start wearing a fedora to emulate his idle/mentor Jim Hansen. I would also encourage “Moonbeam” to go forth with his agenda to promote civil disobedience to advance his agenda. It would only further expose his illiteracy of the real world.

  7. correction: idol and needs

  8. kramer says:

    Did anybody catch this statement from McKibben in that guardian link? Here is is:

    We might not have constant access to unlimited power at every second of every day.

    Sounds similar to what the CEO of UK’s National Grid said a few weeks ago about there not being power all the time.

  9. Andy Weiss says:

    It would be funny, except for the fact that many people have bought into this drivel and won’t even listen when you try to set them straight.

  10. Dave N says:

    Apparently McKibben thinks that sea-level wasn’t rising pre-industrialization. While that’s not completely moronic, it is completely ignorant, but then he’s in good company with a number of other journalists.

  11. Myron Mesecke says:

    There’s not a country in the world more modern and more civilized than Japan.

    No mention of Japan being a crowded island nation, with a lack of land level enough to live on, short of natural resources and forced to import food and raw materials.
    I’m not surprised the supermarket shelves are empty after an earthquake and tsunami.

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