The fact that sea level in New York, in New York Harbor, are now a foot higher than a century ago — that didn’t cause Hurricane Sandy, but it certainly contributed to the destruction that left large parts of our mightiest city dark and underwater.
New York Harbor has been sinking at a steady rate since they started measurements in 1850. It is called subsidence.
The potential impacts go beyond rising sea levels. Here at home, 2012 was the warmest year in our history. Midwest farms were parched by the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, and then drenched by the wettest spring on record. Western wildfires scorched an area larger than the state of Maryland. Just last week, a heat wave in Alaska shot temperatures into the 90s.
Complete bullshit. The droughts of the 1950s were much worse, and the US corn crop is a record this year. In 1988 the Mississippi River almost dried up. US burn acreage is one of the lowest on record in 2013, and temperatures in Alaska hit 100 degrees in 1915.
As usual, Obama has absolutely no clue what he is talking about.