The New York Times New Normal : Hysterical Climate Superstition

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.)

The Endless Summer – NYTimes.com

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.

Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

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.

Data and Station Information for NEW YORK ( THE BATTERY)

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.

h/t to Marc Morano and Tom Nelson

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15 Responses to The New York Times New Normal : Hysterical Climate Superstition

  1. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Crap…Brooklyn’s crowded enough. But I guess we’ll soon be flooded with climate change refugees…Or, we won’t…

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      Oh, that’s right….this is 2012. Game over any time now. No need to fear any future coastline flooding. The bigger, mother of all hysterical superstitions is already here.

  2. Otter says:

    Wait, what? billy clintoon signed Kyoto? Seems to me, the only thing that stood out about Kyoto and the dhimmicrat-dominated government, was the fact that Kyoto was kicked out by a 100% vote to not even consider it.

  3. johnmcguire says:

    If people such as the new york times reporter think that other countries are so much smarter than the US then they should move to the other countries. But instead they stay here as parasites and weights around the neck of the people working to hold this once great nation together. We used to be a nation of producers and now we have become a nation of users . How much langer can that go on and still have us retaining our freedoms and independence ?

  4. Kaboom says:

    Apart by perpetually self-congratulating New Yorkers, New York wouldn’t be missed much. But alas, no such luck.

  5. PaddikJ says:

    NYTs’ new normal?! I think not.

  6. If you cite scientific papers contradicting their beliefs they become confused and then go on to make personal attacks against those scientists. I don’t think these groups are the types of supporters scientists really want, even if it does make a few of them popular on the chat show circuit so to speak.

  7. dmmcmah says:

    “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.”

    OK so why worry about this then? Crank up the air conditioner and buy your new SUV. May as well go out in style.

  8. DEEBEE says:

    The rectal orifices have no compunction leaving trillions in debt to the future generations (no model is necessary to predict that), but worry about non-existent, except by cherry picking, sea level rise.

  9. diogenes100 says:

    The NYT has no shame, none at all.
    But I’m confused by one line from you, Steven: 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.

    How does glacial rebound cause land to subside?

    I always thought it was the submerged continental shelf rebounding (i.e., rising), that caused the rise in sea level.

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