Climate Moron Of The Day

You just can’t make up stupid like this.

Nation’s capital sinking into the sea, study says

new research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Vermont shows that the land in the district — where the Lincoln Memorial was built on silt dredged from the Potomac River — is expected to fall 6 inches or more during the next 100 years, raising flood fears and adding to worries about the effect of rising sea levels on low-lying cities across the USA.  “It’s ironic that the nation’s capital, the place least responsive to the dangers of climate change, is sitting in one of the worst spots it could be,” Paul Bierman, a geologist at the University of Vermont in Burlington and senior author of a new paper about Washington’s descent, said in a statement. “Will the Congress just sit there with their feet getting ever wetter?”

Nation’s capital sinking into the sea, study says

This genius does a study about land subsidence, and somehow ties it to a topic (climate) he obviously understands nothing about. Is he actually stupid enough to believe that Congress controls sea level? No one in Congress has wet feet. The Lincoln Memorial is thirty feet above the River.

Washington flooded in 1936, due to water flowing down the Potomac. It has nothing to do with the ocean or sea level.

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28 Responses to Climate Moron Of The Day

  1. It looks as though you missed the entire point of that paragraph. But hey, if you can’t figure it out on your own, I’m not going to bother explaining it to you.

    That or you did understand it, but you simply refuse to acknowledge that water will flow downhill.

    • Are you a moron, or just pretending to be?

      • omanuel says:

        Op-Ed obviously seeks to protect the modern Wizard of Oz from public disclosure.

      • AndyG55 says:

        Failed Arts/Lit student is my guess.

        • D. Self says:

          You can’t make this shit up: This past year my son’s 10th grade US History teacher told the class that the BEST college degree to obtain is a LIBERAL ARTS degree, as it makes you more rounded in knowledge. Just the week before reports were issued in the media that stated Liberal Arts were the worst paying jobs and Engineering were the best. The teacher is a Flaming Progressive (for you Gator). After my son has his last class with this Moron he will get a piece of my mind because this Progressive was constantly trying to indoctrinate the kids with lies.

    • Brko Games says:

      Obama know what is coming!

  2. omanuel says:

    Thank you, Steven, for having the analytical ability to detect and the courage to report the false propaganda disguised as 97% consensus science.”

  3. gnome says:

    Be fair! Congress may not be able to control sea levels or the climate, but if Obama cools the climate enough without Congressional approval sea levels will fall, and whatever it is they’re worrying about will be safe.

    Look on the bright side. Cooler weather will help preserve your monuments, and if most of the population starves the incidence of vandalism is sure to reduce.

    Some people are just so negative. Sheesh!

  4. Marsh says:

    Prepare for more of this nonsense ; next they will connect Volcanoes with Global Warming.
    Anything to get traction, no matter how irrelevant ; first, they need to get a grip on reality!

  5. The author thinks Washington is sinking because it was dredged from the Potomac. Mentions nothing about glacial rebound from the ice age.

  6. JPinBalt says:

    If interested here is the cited paper:
    http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/25/8/article/i1052-5173-25-8-4.htm
    (I do not see Younger Dryas in Figure 2??)
    Hill at Lincoln Memorial built is 20 feet above mean sea level from NPS, maybe base at 30, w/ bedrock 40 feet below.
    In any case, at .16 m (6.3 inches) by 2100 subsidence cited, and 1.7 mm year global sea level rise (144.5 mm by 2100), we have combined .3045 m rise by 2100, so assuming this (and ignoring land subsidence tapering off) would get about 1700 years at 20 feet, or 2552 years at 30 feet, … for Congress to act before wet feet over natural non Mann made, non AGW at Lincoln Memorial. I hope they wait for action, but wonder what language people will be speaking in two millennium, if only the Romans could see into the future and know what was happening to sea level opposite and ports drying up? I can not forecast future language nor climate (but long haul, good bet in 10,000-15,000 years inter-glacial warming period will be over and ice sheet will cover ..? Chicago?), but can see many in future laughing at climate catastrophe scares and “science” garbage in press from earlier ages.

  7. markstoval says:

    As a radical libertarian I would love to see the capital of the Empire sink into the sea, but that is not going to happen and we all know it. As a matter of fact, there is not going to be any noticeable change in D.C. during the lifetime of the last baby born into my extended family. (3 years ago)

    The alarmist movement is all about scaring people and getting them to think “what if even a little bit of all that is true?”. But none of it is true. For goodness sakes, we have had no temperature rise over the last 18 or so years as mankind’s output of CO2 rose dramatically. (cooling if not for all the data tampering)

    If anyone had ever taken a real science course before all the “post-modern” silliness infected the campus, he would look at rising CO2 levels and falling temperatures and say, “damn, our theory is just not right”. There are those of us who think that the temperature of the planet comes mainly from the sun, gravity, mass of the atmosphere, conduction, convection, water in all its phases, ocean currents, position of the planet in space, and many other things. CO2 plays a tiny, tiny, tiny part in the large drama but we have to keep talking about it year after year after year.

    If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.

    ~ Thomas Pynchon

    • My first thought was “Does anyone care if the capitol sinks into the ocean?”

    • Snowleopard says:

      If “we” are going to spend trillions “studying” climate perhaps we could try to answer some real questions?

      Like… What caused the very warm interstadial that preceded the Younger Dryas? What caused its abrupt end and the sudden cold of the Younger Dryas stadial? What caused the sudden end of the Younger Dryas and the quick temperature rise to the early Holocene maximum. In a period of around 4Kyr+ temperatures flipped from glacial to warm, back to glacial and then back to warm again. Massive climate changes that are poorly understood.

      Other smaller but significant (civilization disruptive) sudden onset cold periods occurred ~8.2Kyr BP, ~4.2Kyr BP, and 536 CE. A few billion spent studying these occurrences might help our understanding somewhat and maybe prepare us for the next one.

  8. omanuel says:

    The biggest climate moron is the President of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Ralph Cicerone, who reviews budgets of the federal research agencies for. Congress and continues to direct billions of dollars into supporting fraudulent and now discredited AGW propaganda.

  9. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Rather telling to read the comments section out of that article. Not even the lefties out of USA today give a rats about yet another climate change catastrophe story.

    The best weapon against alarmists, and the alarmism they spread, is undoubtedly the alarmists themselves.

  10. Steve Case says:

    Climate moron of the day?

    Prince Charles gets my vote for that one.

  11. menicholas says:

    The more of this idiocy they spew, the better, IMO.
    Anyone with a brain cell can immediately see that this is warmista jackassery at it’s most inane.
    Obviously that numbskull who wrote the lead comment has not even one cell in his noggin actually functioning.

    • Snowleopard says:

      “Anyone with a brain cell can immediately see that this is warmista jackassery at it’s most inane”.

      Unfortunately you are wrong. Belief trumps intelligence.

      That is why this belief (AGW) is drilled into preschoolers and grade school students before they can develop critical thinking skills. Their intelligence is then later exerted in defending their (usually unexamined) belief system. Religion works in exactly the same way.

      People who rationally examine their entire belief system are still a minority. Those with high IQs are somewhat more likely to do so. The most significant indicator though is a willingness to “travel the path less taken”.

  12. gator69 says:

    “Will the Congress just sit there with their feet getting ever wetter?”

    I guess he has never been to “Capitol Hill”. 😆

    Capitol Hill, aside from being a metonym for the United States Congress…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill

    Center: 38.889°N 77.0003°W
    Elevation at center: 105 feet (32 meters)

    https://www.trails.com/usgs-topo-capitol-hill-populated-place-topographic-map-529313.html

    So, congress will have wet feet in 21,000 years?

  13. hadenough says:

    Let it. We would be better off.

  14. SoftBear says:

    I think you will find that the Washington, DC subsidence is directly correlate-able to the DelMarVa peninsula’s Glacial Rebound subsidence problem, which has to do with a very different problem, not climate in any near term sense, and certainly not modern anthropomorphic climate change. The paper at covers this very well.

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