Global Warming Fraud Washes Away The Integrity Of Science

In 1985, the EPA said global warming would wipe out the beach at Ocean City, Maryland by 2025.

273 feet of shore could wash away in the next 40 years.

06 Nov 1985, Page 8 – The Star-Democrat at

This was the Ocean City Beach in 1919

Exactly the same as 1959

Exactly the same as now.

In climate science, it is all lies, all the time. It is about scaring people out of their money.

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11 Responses to Global Warming Fraud Washes Away The Integrity Of Science

  1. GW Smith says:

    High tide, low tide, how can it be globally measured anyway, and since when?

  2. ClimateThoughCrime says:

    Tony, I disagree with you that the beach hasn’t changed… but such changes have nothing to do with climate change.

    Note where the angle of the beach slope changes in the second and third photos. This is a marker as to where repeated wave activity is taking place. Even accounting for the differences in building location and the viewer’s position, the beach appears narrower in the more recent photo.

    But does this have anything to do with runaway sea level rise fueled by global warming? Nope! Ocean City is built on a barrier island, a technical term for a semi-permanent sandbar. In a natural setting, barrier islands migrate landward over time based on a set of complex interactions including sea level rise, storm activity, and sediment supply. These changes can be quite dramatic. On the Outer Banks, for example, nearly 2000 feet of beach width eroded from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse area between 1870 and the 1930s. Ocean City has also experienced significant beach erosion and migration in the historical era. Such changes are natural and, while dramatic, are nothing to worry about: sand movement is a natural and vital function of barrier island geomorphology and ecology.

    However, any barrier island systems, including Ocean City, are not in good health and have become unnaturally thin. This is not due to accelerated sea level rise, but rather to human development and associated attempts to keep such islands from moving naturally. These attempts wind up accelerating erosion by creating high energy topology (steep beaches), eliminating the free movement of sand, or causing sand to erode out of the barrier system entirely. This leads to further expensive and near-futile intervention, which just repeats the cycle of unnatural erosion patterns.

    Many barrier island systems are in a state of crisis, but this has everything to do with poor management at the local level, and nothing to with CO2.

    • tonyheller says:

      The pictures show little change in 60 years.

      • ClimateThoughCrime says:

        I agree, there appears to be insignificant changes.

        However, much of that is likely due to intensive beach nourishment. Left to its own devices, the barrier island Ocean City sits on would likely be wider than it currently is and slightly shifted landward from its former position.

        The significant point is that barrier islands do change, sometimes quite dramatically in short periods of time, but this is an entirely natural dynamic driven by the Holocene rise in global sea levels, and has nothing to do with purported climate change and its imaginary effects on sea levels rising.

  3. Colorado Wellington says:

    I don’t understand it. The National Academy of Sciences predicted an 11-inch rise between 1986 and 2025 but it was already pushing upper limit by 1968.

    How much higher did they think it would go?

  4. Ari Saltiel says:

    To be fair, they have another 8 years to be proven wrong :)

  5. Cam says:

    Google Timelapse for Ocean City and you can see virtually no difference over a 40 year period. In fact, if you look just south of it, it looks like the beach expands towards the mainland and then gains vegetation. This is a great tool to show the B.S. these groups are spewing.

  6. Brad says:

    To be fair, there has been lots of beach erosion and subsequent replenishments. But those erosions were due to storms and other natural processes other than sea level rise. As a native son of Delaware, Rehoboth beach is replenished quite frequently. I also like to point out the loss of the Cape Henlopen lighthouse to alarmists, as it was taken by the sea in 1926, before CO2 was going to kill us all.

  7. dp says:

    Another good example with a very long record is the grand old Royal Hawaiian beach hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. No significant sea level rise, even including the expected and normal subsidence of the island chain.

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