25 Nov

NYTimes: Is This the End?

Steve Milloy @ Junk Science:

In this New York Times front-page Sunday Review article, opinion writer James Atlas frets about climate change destroying New York City. Atlas comes to the correct conclusion about pointless fretting (i.e., enjoy what you have while you have it) but also (inadvertently) debunks the notion of manmade climate change as a cause.

Atlas writes:

Contemplating our ephemerality can be a profound experience. To wander the once magnificent Roman cities strung along the Lycian coast of Turkey — now largely reduced to rubble, much still unexcavated — is to realize how extensive, how magisterial this civilization was. Whole cities are underwater; you can snorkel over them and read inscriptions carved into ancient monoliths. Ephesus, pop. 300,000 in the second century A.D., is a vast necropolis. The amphitheater that accommodated nearly 25,000 people sits empty. The Temple of Artemis, said to have been four times larger than the Parthenon, is a handful of slender columns. [Emphasis added]

Read more

       

About Curt

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

5 Responses to NYTimes: Is This the End?

  1. Nan G says: 1

    It requires a full stomach, a warm bed and clothing before one can even afford the LUXURY of fretting about problems that are not imposing themselves upon them imminently.
    Poor Mr. Atlas should count the blessing he had that made it possible for him to even begin to fret over this unlikely future event.

    ReplyReply
  2. Marine72 says: 2

    Alas, sounds like more hopey, changey GWOT (Global Warming in Out Time) wishful idiocy. Where’s al gore when one needs a tingle up the leg (uh! behind chrissy matthews at PMSNBC).

    ReplyReply
  3. Jim S says: 3

    If global warming is going to destroy NYC, I say “Fire up the SUVs” and “lay on the coal!” ;-)

    ReplyReply
  4. Adirondack Patriot says: 4

    Socialism and welfare corruption are more likely to kill a city than rising oceans.

    Behold Detroit, Oakland, Bridgeport, East St. Louis.

    ReplyReply
  5. SINCE the MUSLIMS built their MOSQUE, NEW YORK IS TOO HEAVILY SITTING ON THE GROUND,
    that’s brought about the six thousand people who died from them turning in their spaces,
    which create an uneven weight beside that MOSQUE,
    which might one day be sinking underneath the ground,
    completely getting even with the remains of the people who where killed,
    is in it the law of NATURE RECLAIMING HER LAND,

    ReplyReply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Switch to our mobile site