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Even Cuba is far ahead of you stupid cons when it comes to climate change. The world is passing you by one country at a time.

Keep avoiding the evidence and our voters will keep avoiding you. Maybe that's why more and more republicans are starting to see the light and come out against climate change. Not a whole lot of them,of course, remember, we are talking about backward republicans here.

 

CAYO COCO, Cuba -- After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic.

 

The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, while freshwater sources would be tainted and croplands rendered infertile. In all, seawater would penetrate up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) inland in low-lying areas, as oceans rose nearly three feet (85 centimeters) by 2100.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/cuba-climate-change_n_3430956.html

 

Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts :: WRAL.com

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Golly all this happening some 5 YEARS into DEMOCRAT HOPE and CHANGE! Seems even old Castro knows you don't fuel up the 757 and fly 4,000 miles (along with escort jets) to hold one news conference. Maybe that's the difference between Cuba and the United States under Barack Obama.

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Even Cuba is far ahead of you stupid cons when it comes to climate change. The world is passing you by one country at a time.

Keep avoiding the evidence and our voters will keep avoiding you. Maybe that's why more and more republicans are starting to see the light and come out against climate change. Not a whole lot of them,of course, remember, we are talking about backward republicans here.

 

CAYO COCO, Cuba -- After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic.

 

The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, while freshwater sources would be tainted and croplands rendered infertile. In all, seawater would penetrate up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) inland in low-lying areas, as oceans rose nearly three feet (85 centimeters) by 2100.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/cuba-climate-change_n_3430956.html

 

Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts :: WRAL.com

 

So move to Cuba, Dick Lipps.

 

What's stopping you?

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Even Cuba is far ahead of you stupid cons when it comes to climate change. The world is passing you by one country at a time.

Keep avoiding the evidence and our voters will keep avoiding you. Maybe that's why more and more republicans are starting to see the light and come out against climate change. Not a whole lot of them,of course, remember, we are talking about backward republicans here.

 

CAYO COCO, Cuba -- After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic.

 

The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, while freshwater sources would be tainted and croplands rendered infertile. In all, seawater would penetrate up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) inland in low-lying areas, as oceans rose nearly three feet (85 centimeters) by 2100.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/cuba-climate-change_n_3430956.html

 

Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts :: WRAL.com

 

Sounds like evidence of socialism's failure. The US has managed to build a big city on the coast below sea level.

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Even Cuba is far ahead of you stupid cons...

WOW...I just read Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate with free education at every level.

 

Lets see I'm a stupid con and Cuba people are all smart...maybe I should move there and improve my IQ !

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Even Cuba is far ahead of you stupid cons when it comes to climate change. The world is passing you by one country at a time....

 

...as oceans rose nearly three feet (85 centimeters) by 2100.

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Let me guess, they want the U.S. to pay them for causing this...

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Even Cuba is far ahead of you stupid cons when it comes to climate change. The world is passing you by one country at a time.

Keep avoiding the evidence and our voters will keep avoiding you. Maybe that's why more and more republicans are starting to see the light and come out against climate change. Not a whole lot of them,of course, remember, we are talking about backward republicans here.

 

CAYO COCO, Cuba -- After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic.

 

The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, while freshwater sources would be tainted and croplands rendered infertile. In all, seawater would penetrate up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) inland in low-lying areas, as oceans rose nearly three feet (85 centimeters) by 2100.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/cuba-climate-change_n_3430956.html

 

Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts :: WRAL.com

 

That's a bunch of bullshit.

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So move to Cuba, Dick Lipps.

 

What's stopping you?

 

With their island being swallowed up by the ocean? NO thanks.

 

Because the citizens of Cuba don't believe that. There's no panic. Just yawns.

 

And you know this how?

Another (((((swing))) and a miss.

 

 

That's a bunch of bullshit.

 

I'm sure you have an alternative group of scientists saying the opposite about cuba's GW problem.

let's see it or STFU, troll.

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With their island being swallowed up by the ocean? NO thanks.

 

 

 

And you know this how?

Another (((((swing))) and a miss.

 

 

 

I'm sure you have an alternative group of scientists saying the opposite about cuba's GW problem.

let's see it or STFU, troll.

I expect we'd be seeing homemade sea crafts coming by the dozens to our Florida coast, given the panic. Let's watch collectively.

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Here's a good example of AGWalarmism …

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/11/28/freaking-out-about-nyc-sea-level-rise-is-easy-to-do-when-you-dont-pay-attention-to-history/

One of the more common visual tactics used by AGW proponents to scare people into thinking that AGW induced sea level rise is a big threat is to show altered photographs and GIS models of a city near the ocean (take your pick, New York, London, San Francisco (BAC - cuba) etc.). These futuristic images demonstrate what the city might look like once global warming kicks in and kicks our butt, apparently without anyone noticing the advance of the sea. Take for example, lower Manhattan, one of the more common targets. The top image is a future shock rendition from the History Channel “Armageddon Week” and the bottom image is a photo of present day reality from Wikimedia.

newyork-submerged.jpg

battery_park_presentday.jpg

Scary huh? And it’s not just photos, now that most anyone with a PC can run Google Earth, there’s a veritable cottage industry of people who make sea level inundation KML files using the 3D buildings feature for major cities. It works very well to get people’s attention. But how much of a looming threat is it when compared to the reality of measured sea level rise? Let’s find out.

newyork-submerged_google_earth.jpg

Will Manhattan really look like that in the future? You can even interactively freak yourself out here, at Climate Atlas, and see what it looks like in NYC when the entire Greenland Ice Sheet melts:

newyork-submerged_google_maps1.jpg

Well, I can see how people must be terrified. Just look at this plot of sea level rise at the Battery Park tide gauge from NOAA:

battery_sl_trend_plot.png

Yeah, it’s headed up, wayyyy up. 2.77 millimeters per year. So, to get the levels in the photo and 3D GE model shown above, we’d need to do some simple calcs.

The Google Earth 3D model is easy. It specifies a 3-5 meter sea level rise, so we’ll call it 4 meters.

For calculation purposes, we’ll assume sea level rise to be linear, and round up the Battery Park tide gauge rate to 3.0 mm per year, which puts it closer to the 3.1 mm per year measured by satellite and published at Colorado State University’s Global Sea Level Page.

4 meters = 4000 millimeters

4000 millimeters /3.0 millimeters per year = 1333 years

Now, how about the doctored image from the History Channel? There’s no reference given on the height of sea level rise on the web page, but fortunately, we have built-in yardsticks in the image. The story height of buildings in the photo can easily be estimated from the before and after photos shown at the top of this post.

I’ve selected the white building on the northeast side of Battery Park, along South St. I counted 18 stories of that building as being underwater using the hi-res image here , and I’ll estimate from other objects in the photo (like the water to pier to street height) that it is an additional 2 stories from street level there to the present day sea level (PDSL).

So what is the height of a story? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat gives a handy guide on story height for office buildings like that one. They say that an office building like that one has a story height of 3.9 meters , so we’ll use that.

History Channel photo submersion = 20 stories

Story height = 3.9 meters

Sea Level Rise in the photo 20 x 3.9 meters = 78 meters

78 meters = 78,000 millimeters

78,000 millimeters / 3 millimeters per year = 26,000 years

26,000 years to get that? Would those buildings still be standing then? And even more important, wouldn’t we be in a new ice age by then? If we did enter another ice age, sea level would be lower, as demonstrated in this graph below. Note the level 24,000 years ago.

Post-Glacial_Sea_Level.png

This demonstrates the folly of assuming that climate change, and hence sea level rise, is linear. As we all know, it isn’t, yet that doesn’t stop many AGW proponents from using present day measurements to project linearly into the future and then generate scary scenarios and visuals from it.

Even on the short-term, such predictions fail miserably. Take for example Dr. James Hansen of NASA GISS. Read his prediction 20 years ago about sea level rise in New York City, which I previously covered on WUWT in A little known 20 year old climate change prediction by Dr. James Hansen – that failed badly.

He said that (in 20 years):

“The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water.


Problem is, here it is 20 years later, and people still drive that highway today without the use of Jet-Skis.

West_Side_Highway_008.jpg

 


I'm sure Cuba is no worse off than New York City. And besides ... as the rest of that article notes ... PEOPLE ADAPT. :D

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Poor Be A Loser continues to look more and more silly as many country's scientists continue to declare the dangers of what lies ahead for our planet.

 

Loser even thinks he knows more than our Joint Chiefs of Staff who call GW our nation's #1 national defense issue.



I expect we'd be seeing homemade sea crafts coming by the dozens to our Florida coast, given the panic. Let's watch collectively.

 

Another antiscience con.

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Another antiscience con.

 

I simply said (and proved) there wasn't panic in Cuba over their island sinking. You asked me (properly) how I knew that and proceeded to link to their country's paper. If there is panic, it didn't make it to the front page.

 

Sorry man, nobody cares. Not the USA. Not Cuba. Certainly not China.

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