Today’s Stunning Fraud From The New York Times

The New York Times never disappoints me in their ongoing quest to defraud the public about climate. Now they are blaming a storm surge at an airport on climate change.

Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong. – The New York Times

No mention of the fact that the airport is on an artificial island right at sea level, which sank almost three feet per year from 1989 to 1999. Google Earth lists the elevation of the airport as -57 feet.

An artificial island, 4 km (2.5 mi) long and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) wide, was proposed. Engineers needed to overcome the extremely high risks of earthquakes and typhoons (with storm surges of up to 3 m, 10 ft). The water depth is 18 m on top of 20 m of soft Holocene clay which holds 70% water.[10][11][12][13] A million sand drains were built into the clay to remove water and solidify the clay.[12][13]

Construction started in 1987. The sea wall was finished in 1989 (made of rock and 48,000 tetrapods). Three mountains were excavated for 21 million m3(27 million cu yd),[citation needed] and 180 million m3 (240 million cu yd) was used to construct island 1.[11] 10,000 workers and 10 million work hours over three years, using eighty ships, were needed to complete the 30-metre (98 ft) (or 40 m)[11] layer of earth over the sea floor and inside the sea wall. In 1990, a three kilometer bridge was completed to connect the island to the mainland at Rinku Town, at a cost of $1 billion.[citation needed] Completion of the artificial island increased the area of Osaka Prefecture just enough that it is no longer the smallest prefecture in Japan (Kagawa Prefecture is now the smallest).

The bidding and construction of the airport was a source of international trade friction during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone responded to American concerns, particularly from Senator Frank Murkowski, that bids would be rigged in Japanese companies’ favour by providing special offices for prospective international contractors,[14] which ultimately did little to ease the participation of foreign contractors in the bidding process.[15] Later, foreign airlines complained that two-thirds of the departure hall counter space had been allocated to Japanese carriers, disproportionately to the actual carriage of passengers through the airport.[16]

The island had been predicted to sink 5.7 m (19 ft) by the most optimistic estimate as the weight of the material used for construction compressed the seabed silts. However, by 1999, the island had sunk 8.2 m (27 ft) – much more than predicted. The project became the most expensive civil works project in modern history after twenty years of planning, three years of construction and fifteen billion (US) dollars of investment. Much of what was learned went into the successful artificial islands in silt deposits for New Kitakyushu AirportKobe Airport, and Chūbu Centrair International Airport. The lessons of Kansai Airport were also applied in the construction of Hong Kong International Airport.[17]

Kansai International Airport – Wikipedia

Japan has deadly typhoons and storm surges every year. During September 1896, thousands of people in Japan were killed by a typhoon, storm surge and earthquake on the same day. If New York Times authors actually read the New York Times, they would know this.

TimesMachine: September 4, 1896 –


The New York Times article failed to explain any of the relevant information related to the storm, and instead tried to get their readers hysterical about imaginary climate change. They are a propaganda organization, not a news organization.

And of course none of their partners in crime in the press will mention any of this, because – just like in 1953 – the “independent” newspaper industry is joined at the hip, and parrot the same news streams from the same sources.

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5 Responses to Today’s Stunning Fraud From The New York Times

  1. Andy says:

    Is the fact that the New York Times got a Deepthroat at the Whitehouse the reason you are giving them a bashing in not 1, not 2, but 349 posts?

    Having said this, low lying Sendai airport March 2011….

    With a local typhoon hitting Kansai International in the past 2 days I would say it is a lot more likely that natural phenomena will hit them whilst waiting for sea level change to finally swamp them by 1mm per year max :)

    It’s a non issue compared to other things. Rising sea levels are an issue but slow so we have time to think about it and do good planning.


  2. Kirye says:

    According to the JMA,
    “A trend of sea level rise has been observed in Japanese coastal areas since the 1980s, but no clear long-term trend of rise is seen for the period from 1906 to 2017. ”

  3. Kirye says:

    In Kankujima (Kansai International Airport), Sennan City, Osaka Prefecture, no warming trend since records began in 2003.
    Data Source: JMA

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