Tackling Rising Fake News By Shameless Journalists

The fake news Guardian predicts six feet of seal level rise, and a giant hurricane to hit Atlantic City, New Jersey every five years.

Sea Level Trends – State Selection

New Jersey hasn’t been hit by a hurricane since 1944. New Jersey did suffer damage from Sandy’s storm surge in 2012, but the storm made landfall in New York. New Jersey hurricane landfalls occurred in 1878, 1903, 1934 and 1944 – and none since.

New Jersey’s land is sinking, which has caused a relative rise in sea level of one foot over the last century. The rate has been steady since 1910, and sea level at Atlantic City is barely higher than it 20 years ago. It will take about 600 years for six feet of sea level rise at Atlantic City, has nothing to do with carbon dioxide, and a carbon tax will have zero impact on the land sinking.

Atlantic City Sea Level

Climate fraudsters are correctly afraid of losing funding, and are ramping up their lies to spectacular new levels in an attempt to influence public opinion and policy.

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26 Responses to Tackling Rising Fake News By Shameless Journalists

  1. RAH says:

    Anyone that has some knowledge of the history hurricane strikes on the NE coast of the US during even the life times of many still around today that read that would immediately realize that Ben Horton needs to be put to work doing something that is actually useful and he may be actually be qualified for; Like washing dishes, mopping floors, etc.

    Here are some highlights of Storms that struck NY that people alive today would have experienced prior to Sandy from Wikipedia:
    September 21, 1938 — The New England Hurricane of 1938 (Also Called “The Long Island Express”) makes landfall on Suffolk County (Long Island) as a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.[25] Wind gusts of 125 mph (200 km/h) and storm surge of 18 feet (5 m) washes across part of the island.[26] In New York 60 deaths and hundreds of injuries were attributed to the storm.[27] In addition, 2,600 boats and 8,900 houses are destroyed.[28] Throughout New England the hurricane killed over 682 people,[29] damaged or destroyed over 57,000 homes, and caused property losses estimated at $4.7 billion (2005 US dollars).[30]

    September 14, 1944 — The 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane makes landfall on Long Island as a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale at a high forward speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). Wind gusts of well over 100 mph (160 km/h) breaks previous wind records in New York City, while a minimum pressure reading of 28.47 inches is recorded on Long Island. 117 homes are completely destroyed, while 2,427 are severely damaged and almost 1000 businesses are destroyed or damaged. In all, six people are killed, and one person is injured.[31]

    1954 — Hurricane Hazel – wind gust of 113 mph at Battery Park, highest ever recorded in New York City.

    August 31, 1954 — Hurricane Carol makes landfall on Long Island and produces wind gusts of 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) on Montauk Point.[3] On eastern Long Island near where Carol made landfall, a pressure of 960 mbar is recorded.[32] Winds on the island gust to 120 mph (195 km/h). The hurricane’s storm surge covers the Montauk Highway in Montauk, effectively isolating eastern Long Island for a period of time. Due to the compact nature of the storm, most of Long Island is largely unaffected by the hurricane.[32] Specific damage totals for New York are unknown, although the storm in its entirety causes $460 million (1954 USD) in damage.[32]
    September 10, 1954 — Hurricane Edna tracks to the east of Long Island producing 9 inches (230 mm) of rain.[3] Prior to the storm, New York City orders an emergency standby for the majority of its hospitals, and subways.[33]

    August 13, 1955 — Hurricane Connie produces 13.24 inches (370 mm) of rain in Southeast New York, although damage is unknown.[34]

    September 11, 1960 — Hurricane Donna makes landfall on Long Island as a Category 2 hurricane. Sustained winds of 100 mph (160 km/h) on eastern Long Island and 70 mph (110 km/h) winds on western Long Island are reported, and tides are 6 feet (2 m) above normal along most of the coast. Strong waves also cause beach erosion and several homes along the shore to be destroyed. Due to well-executed warnings, damages are extremely low, and it is reported that no deaths result from the storm.[37]

    September 21, 1961 — Hurricane Esther causes $3 million (1961 USD, $20 million 2007 USD) in damage in Suffolk County as it tracks to the east of Long Island. Coastal areas of Long Island were flooded, as well as storm surge and wind gusts of 108 mph (173 km/h), which causes 260,000 homes to be left without power.[38]

    June 22, 1972 — Hurricane Agnes makes landfall near New York City and produces up to 12 inches (300 mm) of rain in Southeastern New York State and much of Western New York, with locally higher amounts. Storm tides of 3.1 feet (1 m) and wind gusts of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) occur in New York City, and severe river flooding causes six deaths.[45]

    September 27, 1985 — Hurricane Gloria makes landfall on Long Island as a Category 2 hurricane. Wind gusts of up to 100 mph (135 km/h) and 3.4 inches (86 mm) of rain [56] contribute to $300 million (1985 USD, $591 million 2007 USD) in damage, and one fatality.[57] In addition, 48 homes on Long Island were destroyed, and hundreds more were damaged.[57]

    August 27–28, 2011 — Hurricane Irene makes landfall on Coney Island as a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph (110 km/h). Storm surge reaches underneath the boardwalks in both Coney Island and Long Beach. and the Hudson River also flooded. Top recorded winds reach 70 mph at the height of the storm and left 400,000 without power. The storm also killed five people in the state and had a major impact on Upstate NY. The storm caused the National Weather Service in Albany, NY to issue a Tropical Storm Warning for the local forecast area. This had never been done before, and actually required a breach in protocol to achieve. Prior to this event, the Albany, NY forecast area was considered outside of the valid area for Tropical Storm warnings.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Tony,

    Please note and revise. Sandy did make landfall in southern New Jersey.

    Andy

  3. Steve Case says:

    Six feet of sea level rise by the end of this century comes to an average 22 mm/yr. The PSMSL
    http://www.psmsl.org/data/obtaining/stations/180.php
    data tells us that sea level rise at Atlantic city has been a nearly steady 4 mm/yr since 1912.

    • Latitude says:

      I have a big problem with their math….

      I’m ~70…..at 4mm a year….that’s a foot of sea level rise in my lifetime

      I’m out in the ocean on a rock…..sea level has not changed in my lifetime
      We have historic docks and seawalls over twice my age..that would be over 2 ft of rise and neither one would still be working..both are still exactly where and how they were built to do their job.

  4. SxyxS says:

    lol-
    How can Horton claim that such hurricanes appear only once in a 500 years
    when entire data available for the american continent is less then 500 years
    as Columbus for sure did not built weather stations from the very beginning
    nor north america had observers at that time.

  5. Don B says:

    Just up the shore at the tip of Manhattan, the tidal gauge shows that sea level rise has been steady for 160 years.

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8518750

  6. CheshireRed says:

    Look how they shoehorn into the 3rd para’ a claim of ‘should the seas rise by 6 ft…’

    There’s absolutely ZERO chance of that happening for many centuries yet here they are projecting that totally bogus scenario – which is then subconsciously absorbed by uninformed readers who just scan the top 2 or 3 paragraphs. Fake news indeed.

    • Scott M says:

      Simple fear mongering, people understand that there is not a monster under their bed and so they are not afraid to get out of bed even though they were told that as a kid. Its harder to be rational when a scientist is saying it could/might/may rise 6 feed.

      The chances are not zero, they might be 0.0000001% but would likely take a large meteor strike. Its like dont go out in your car, you might get killed, the chances are much higher, but we still go out…

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    I wish to goodness we had some actual investigative reporters instead of “journalists”. Continental rebound and continental shelf deflection account for so much of the hoorah about rising oceans yet the moron news mumblers just keep on parroting the false story of massive sea level rises in the near future. *sigh*

    • Gail Combs says:

      Actually with the exception of a few independent rogues we have Urinalists of the Yellow Stream Media. Joseph Pulitzer of the Pulitzer Prize developed the journalistic style of yellow journalism in the 1880s. It is a style of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. We have been stuck with the style ever since.

      No wonder the New York Times and the Pulitzer Prize committee fought tooth and nail when the Ukrainians demanded Duranty be stripped of his Pulitzer. He won it fair and square as an outstanding example of Yellow Journalism at its deadliest. Because of his stories FDR acknowledged the Soviet Union and refused to help the Ukraine and we have been saddled with Communism ever since.

      ….Foreign correspondents were strongly advised by the press department of the Soviet Commissariat for Foreign Affairs to remain in Moscow and were formally barred from entering Ukraine and the North Caucuses in 1933….

      However, Walter Duranty of the New York Times was permitted into Ukraine.

      He reported that there was no Famine, except for some “partial crop failures.” Duranty set the tone for a good deal of Western press coverage with “authoritative” denials of starvation. He referred to the Famine as the “alleged ‘man-made’ famine of 1933.” However, according to a British Diplomatic Report, Duranty, off the record, conceded that “as many as 10 million” may have perished in the Soviet Union and that “Ukraine had been bled white.”

      A number of other reporters, such as William Henry Chamberlin, Harry Lang, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Gareth Jones ignored the travel ban and reported on the Famine. Nonetheless, articles by such men as Duranty overshadowed the work of these honest men, clouding public perceptions.

      In 1932 Walter Duranty received the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting. Despite his obviously and deliberately misleading accounts of the Famine, which denied the fact that it had caused widespread death, Duranty was not stripped of his Pulitzer despite a public campaign for it to be revoked. In 2003, a Pulitzer review board decided to allow Duranty to keep his award due to the fact that “… there was not clear and convincing evidence [in his earlier writing for which he received the prize] of deliberate deception.”

      http://holodomor.ca/education/teaching-materials/holodomor-denial-silences/

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Global warming Armageddon:

      “Regular drinkers helped slot a cork board …” and kept drinking.

      Sea level rise Armageddon:

      “… we have flash floods … It’ll be raining and within seconds you’ll see flooding in the street …”

      “I’m less worried about a Sandy-like event than nuisance flooding …”

      “The Native Americans were a lot smarter … barrier islands … should not have been built on …”

      Leftist Armageddon:

      “Federal leadership for communities like Atlantic City … cutting emissions …”

      The refrain never changes.

  8. I just learned today what an incredibly Fake News outfit the Guardian is when I read this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jan/09/obesity-fat-problem-chinese-cities

    This is the fakest news I’ve ever read. I’ve been to China a few times and never saw a fat person. The KFC’s there don’t serve anything from our American KFC menu, they only serve Chinese food. The McDonalds are all over the place but they have no hamburgers, no fries, no McNuggets, no eggs McMuffins. All they serve is Chinese food. And there are Starbucks all over Shanghai but they are utterly deserted because nobody in China drinks coffee. They drink tea. The Starbuck’s only customers are people like me looking for the only place in the city that has ever heard of coffee. This article is 100% fake in every conceivable way. It’s worse than the Weekly World News because there is no Ed Anger. Don’t EVER read the Guardian.

    • CheshireRed says:

      This column (amongst many) has been telling readers this for years. :-)

      Btw the Guardian is at this very moment in full-on End-Of-The-World-Is-Nigh mode after the WMO’s latest egregiously hysterical climate report. We’re doomed, I tell ya, doomed.

    • Scott M says:

      Also when I was in Shanghai the air seemed fine, I did go to a Starbucks, not to crowded, although some locals and went to a McD’s that had a squatter toilet(hole in the floor).

      In Paris the Starbucks I went to was packed, pricey and most of the customers english speaking and being served in English…

      Not to many fat locals outside NA because they 1. Walk alot more 2. Must use stairs more (apartments, subways etc) 3.eat more fresh food

  9. Scott M says:

    Sandy was not a hurricane when it hit land, what can be done to describe this weather event? Make up a name, Superstorm………
    If it had not been high high tide when the surge hit, would not have been a big deal..

  10. Colorado Wellington says:

    “If you chat to people here and you say, ‘How sustainable is the New Jersey shore or Atlantic City to an event of the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy occurring every five years?’, you’ll get a very negative response,” Horton said.

    What did they say?

    Fuggedaboutit? GTFOOH? GFY?

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