Memo to Chicken Little: Sea level is not rising – the land is sinking

A story from the McClatchy DC Bureau attributes flooding of Miami Beach to global warming.

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Can we talk?

Global warming alarmists like Al Gore have been unceremoniously discredited in the face of genuine science. The earth is not undergoing global warming. It’s undergoing a predictable global cooling and that big ball of fire 93 million miles away is the cause.

Learn for yourself the effects of the 11-year solar cycle and the Maunder Minimum.

The Maunder minimum coincided with the coldest part of the “Little Ice Age” (c. 1500–1850) in the Northern Hemisphere when the Thames River in England froze over during winter, Viking settlers abandoned Greenland, and Norwegian farmers demanded that the Danish king recompense them for lands occupied by advancing glaciers. – Encyclopedia Britannica: Maunder minimum

If the mean sea level (MSL) were to be rising, the effect of this would be experienced everywhere in the entire world, not just Miami Beach. So, what’s actually causing coastal flooding in the Miami Beach area? It’s simply land subsidence, a natural phenomenon.

A 2016 scientific article titled The contribution of land subsidence to the increasing coastal flooding hazard in Miami Beach was produced by the University of Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Although the detected subsidence velocities are quite low, their effect on the flooding hazard is significant, because houses originally built on higher ground have subsided since the city was built, about 80 years ago, by 16-24 cm down to flooding hazard zones… The combined effect of subsidence and SLR (sea level rise) further expose the subsiding areas to higher flooding hazard than the rest of the city.

The global warming alarmists cannot let go their disproved theory and the McClatchy story says there is a global warming hole over Florida.

Coastal flooding along all US coastal areas is the result of land subsidence, a natural process exacerbated by the extraction of groundwater and the construction of human habitations atop those subsiding lands.

…you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free – John 8:32 NKJV

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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