It has been well over 100 years since the phenomenon called thegreenhouse effect was identified, 24 years since the steamy summer of ’88, when many of us first took notice, and, incredibly, 15 years since the Kyoto Protocol. That agreement stipulated that signatories would annually reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases and was ratified (and even acted upon) by almost every country in the world, including every industrialized nation but one. That would be the United States. Now that’s exceptionalism. (Bill Clinton signed Kyoto; George W. Bush, despite an election pledge, repudiated it.)
During the 15 years since Kyoto, the global temperature has been dead flat. The US Senate showed great foresight in unanimously rejecting this worthless treaty.
Then the NYT nutjob goes on to forecast Manhattan drowning :
The time to avoid calamitous effects has likely passed. This doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless, but the longer we wait to curb emissions, the worse and longer-lasting the effects. Climate Central’s projections show that the biggest cities in Florida, and a great deal of the Northeast coastline (including New York City), will beunderwater by 2100, when almost everyone now alive will have “managed” to leave the scene. Of course, the calamities won’t be limited to North America, nor is 2100 some magical expiration date; the end isn’t in sight.
Tide gauges around New York show that the land has been steadily subsiding at about 10 inches per century for the last 150 years, no doubt due to glacial rebound from the last ice age. The only period of accelerated sea level rise was during the 1930s and 1940s.
The remarkable thing about these crazy people is that they imagine that they are backed by science, probably because a lot of people posing as scientists are lying to them.