While traveling last week I chanced to hear a radio program out of Miami that discussed the critical, life threatening subject of the national movement of beach sand and the fact that Florida is running out of sand and may have to buy sand from the Bahamas in the near future in order to keep Florida’s beaches beautiful. I sat on the edge of my seat in anticipation, and was eventually rewarded with the announcement of the blame for this most-serious subject. The culprit was, of course, climate change/global warming.
One will recall Obama claiming at his inauguration ceremony that his administration would halt the (alleged) warming that has caused the oceans to rise, and at one point he specified Miami as being especially threatened by rising sea water. One of the “scientific” officials on the Miami radio program I listened to assured the listening audience that, even though it “could not be measured”, the ocean is indeed rising, and said that Miami is frequently experiencing high ocean levels. So Miami is experiencing high ocean levels but Fort Lauderdale and Key West aren’t? How do high ocean levels become so selective? If melting icebergs were causing the ocean levels to rise, the entire coastal area of Florida would be inundated. But only Miami is impacted?
And if it can’t be measured, how can rising water be proven to be happening? Where is the evidence? Anyone who has visited a coastal area knows that during periods of storms and high winds, the water will rise, and then go back to normal after the winds have died down. So my question to proponents of a rising sea caused by global warming is: what streets in Miami have salt water running in them?
Salt water in the streets of Miami or Manhattan or Laguna Beach would be a warmer’s wet dream and they’d be screaming this evidence of their contention of warming from every roof top. But have you heard news reports of any such event happening? No! Are there any pictures showing flooded neighborhoods in Miami, especially at times when no bad weather could be the temporary cause? No! Because it’s not happening.
But one should not be surprised by these off-hand claims of warming/change. After all when it gets cold, they blame warming; when it’s hot, they blame warming; if there’s a tornado, they blame warming; if there’s a hurricane, they blame warming; record cold weather in Florida, they blame warming; record show-fall in Hawaii, they blame warming. Can one see a trend here?