Visualizing The Spectacular Stupidity Of The New York Times

While levels worldwide are expected to rise an average of two to three feet by 2100, they could surge more than six feet along the Atlantic seaboard. The study named Boston, New York, and Norfolk, Va., as the three most vulnerable metropolitan areas.

Rising Seas – NYTimes.com

Fortunately, Manhattan has had a tide gauge for the past 150 years. which shows a small linear rise in sea level, due almost entirely to land subsidence. There has been no acceleration as CO2 has risen, indicating no correlation.

The graph below plots the New York Times prediction in red, and the measured data in blue. It gives a good indication of the mindless stupidity going on at the New York Times.

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Data and Station Information for NEW YORK ( THE BATTERY)

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26 Responses to Visualizing The Spectacular Stupidity Of The New York Times

  1. annieoakley says:

    The actual facts have never interfered with the NYT agenda before.

    • catweazle666 says:

      Remember Jayson Blair?

    • Gail Combs says:

      Remember the USSR KGB agent Walter Duranty, best known for his stringent denial of the genocide of the Ukrainian people, known as Holodomor? Duranty refused to report on the man-made famine that killed up to twelve million people.

      Duranty won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931 and the NYT refuses to give it up. In 2003, they hired a Columbia University professor of Russian history to review Duranty’s work. Professor Mark von Hagen concluded that Duranty: “frequently writes in the enthusiastically propagandistic language of his sources,” and that “there is a serious lack of balance in his writing.” He recommended that “For the sake of The New York Times’ honor, they should take the prize away”. link

      Professor Mark von Hagen’s review was given to the Pulitzer board which, despite this, has allowed Duranty to keep his prize. The NYT despite that review displays his picture as a prize winner. The struggle is currently still ongoing.
      It seems the NYT has since changed it’s tune (and re-written history) since I last looked.
      http://www.nytco.com/new-york-times-statement-about-1932-pulitzer-prize-awarded-to-walter-duranty/

      The fact they are STILL supportive of Duranty tells you all you need to know about the politics at the NYT

      November 19, 2005 Ukrainians Protest Walter Duranty’s Bloody New York Times Pulitzer
      On the 11th floor of Times headquarters is a hall of portraits commemorating all the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the newspaper in its long history. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, next to Duranty’s portrait appears the note: “Other writers in the Times and elsewhere have discredited this coverage.” But the Times has never disowned the award, and two years ago the Pulitzer Prize committee decided not to revoke Duranty’s prize.

      Relieved Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., while regretting Duranty’s reporting, argued that giving back the prize would itself evoke the “Stalinist practice to airbrush purged figures out of official records and histories.”

      Mark Von Hagen, the paper’s own hired historian, suggested the “airbrushing” comparison was irresponsible: “Those targeted for ‘airbrushing’ were already murdered, languishing in the gulag or forced into exile after having been falsely accused of espionage, treason, sabotage and other ‘crimes.’….Revoking Mr. Duranty’s prize is another matter altogether. He was never prosecuted for any crimes. His articles remain available in the archives of The New York Times, and his books on the shelves of major libraries. Airbrushing was intended to suppress the truth about what was happening under Stalin. The aim of revoking Walter Duranty’s prize is the opposite: to bring greater awareness of the potential long-term damage that his reporting did for our understanding of the Soviet Union.”

      Friday’s protest was led by Volodymyr Kurylo, president of the United Ukrainian American Organizations of Greater New York, a jovial, broad-shouldered figure with white hair and a mustache…..

  2. au1corsair says:

    I learned about land subsidence in 6th Grade science class back in the Dark Ages. When I took Ecology 40 years later to get my Bachelors of Science in Business Management bringing up the subject of continental drift and its role in “rising sea levels” earned me a “deer in the headlights” look from the professor.

    The same political party dominates the educational establishment and the mainstream news media. It’s a wonder that we Americans can read and write.

    Oh, wait! The mainstream news media keeps harping on how our educational establishment has failed us: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/30/eric-ries-how-the-us-educ_n_1121696.html

    Imagine that: Huffington Post!

    • au1corsair says:

      I don’t know how deep the sea water is at City Hall in New York City (I don’t see any) but the Bravo Sierra level has buried the Big Apple more than a century ago.

      How come the Global Warming Mob hasn’t mentioned the Bravo Sierra tsunami?

      Oh, that’s right–they’re a big Bravo Sierra pollution source.

  3. Dave N says:

    This is the original article they’re quoting from:

    http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v2/n12/full/nclimate1597.html

    Sadly, the abstract doesn’t mention what data they’re basing their predictions on, nor does it mention any comparisons with existing tide gauge records.

    • Phil Jones says:

      Never does… The Alarmists media constantly publishes hype, hysterics, and Fear… based on garbage studies and computer models…

      My computer model stopped working in the year 2000.. y2k… The Apocalypse. ..

    • Ernest Bush says:

      Of course not. If you are a progressive and a climatologist you are really only a progressivist. It’s all about serving the fuehrer, never about doing real science.

      • mjc says:

        Just scroll down to the references.

        You’ll find some of these gems…

        Levermann, A., Griesel, A., Hofmann, M., Montoya, M. & Rahmstorf, S. Dynamic sea level changes following changes in the thermohaline circulation. Clim. Dynam. 24, 347–354 (2005).

        Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. & Marotzke, J. Regional dynamic and steric sea level change in response to the IPCC-A1B scenario. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 37, 296–312 (2007).

        Yin, J., Schlesinger, M. E. & Stouffer, R. J. Model projections of rapid sea-level rise on the northeast coast of the United States. Nature Geosci. 2, 262–266 (2009).

        Hu, A., Meehl, G., Han, W. & Yin, J. Effect of the potential melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet on the meridional overturning circulation and global climate in the future. Deep-Sea Res. II 58, 1914–1926 (2011).

        Mitrovica, J. X., Tamisiea, M. E., Davis, J. L. & Milne, G. A. Recent mass balance of polar ice sheets inferred from patterns of global sea-level change

        About 1/3 of the references are ‘speculative’ in nature or model derrived.

        And what I want to know is why is this paywalled?

        St Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, US Geological Survey, 600 4th Street South, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA

        Isn’t that gov’t run? With taxpayer money? Shouldn’t this be public domain?

  4. tom0mason says:

    Bloomberg is doing it’s bit, saying this placement is a leak –
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-26/irreversible-damage-seen-from-climate-change-in-un-leak.html

    Preparing the sheeple for Zero to override again.

    • bit chilly says:

      jesus wept,how can anyone publish that shite with a straight face .

      • tom0mason says:

        It is beyond stupid but as Zero will want to over-ride Congress on some environmental matters soon the the sheeple have to be prepared. Make a memerable (and stupid) article like that prepares the ground – the sheeple will recall a vague and near coherent script and feel they should approve of action.

  5. How many Manhattans of sea level rise would it take?

  6. Phil Jones says:

    NY Times comments are already closed… I wanted to point out as Steven mentioned… All they had to do was walk down to Battery Park.. check the tide gage.. hilarious the stupidity. .

    Check out the comments… This is what we’re up against… sheer stupidity and brainwashing. ..

  7. PeterD says:

    I followed the examples of Tom Steyer, Al Gore and Australia’s own Tim Flannery, I found a cheap waterfront beach shack and bought it for the family. If BIG GREEN does not believe in there own sea level warnings, why should I?

    • tom0mason says:

      Good point.
      And I keep offering to take South Pacific islands of the current owners’ hands, saving them from the daily fear of inundation by rising sea-levels.
      But no takers.

  8. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    Maybe the moon is going to move closer to the earth because of all the CO2 in the atmosphere?

  9. Henshaw says:

    Reblogged this on Daily Plunge and commented:
    Isn’t is strange that seemingly intelligent people worry about the weirdest things? Obviously these alarmists aren’t helped when the New York Times publishes sensational nonsense.

  10. philjourdan says:

    Norfolk is vulnerable. But not due to the climate. It has been sinking for thousands of years, and continues to do so. It has to do with erosion, plate tectonics and a meteor eons ago. I am sure there is a paper linking all of those to man made climate change in the works.

  11. Tom Bakert says:

    The New York Times forecast might be better depicted as an exponential function. The increasing slope of the curve would underscore the ignorance of their projection.

  12. Justa Joe says:

    The broadcast & print media are now admitting thAt they’re doing “opinion journalism” It’s all that’s left for the lames stream.

  13. Chris Ford says:

    All of the non-believers will really be sorry when Hawaii sinks under the Pacific. After all, it has already almost sunk maybe, almost, well it might, can I get a scientist to review this, maybe I can get him a Government grant. Is Florida under water yet? Iceland has a volcano under hundreds of feet of ice. Has it sunk yet? I’m so confused……..

  14. oeman50 says:

    I find it curious that Norfolk is the poster child for sea level rise, but Hampton, which is directly across the James River from Norfolk, is not. Could it be that lower-level land is more susceptible to flooding? Imagine that!

  15. Norm says:

    Is it possible that the tide gauge in Battery Park has been skewed to the upside by the expansion of filled in land from the park all the way north to Chambers Street. Battery Park City began its construction in the early 1970’s. Would the displacement of water affect the nearby gauge?

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