This Week’s Glimpse At The Mind-Blowing Stupidity Of Progressives

Wired thinks that a small wave along the Pacific Coast in January is an indication of sea level rise.


This Week’s King Tides Give a Glimpse of Sea Level Rise | WIRED

There has been little or no sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay since the start of records in the 1930’s. Sea level was higher there during the 1941 El Nino than the 2015 El Nino.


Data and Station Information for ALAMEDA (NAVAL AIR STATION)

We used to go to the coast just south of San Francisco during the winter to watch the 10-20 foot waves crashing into the rocks. It is an incredible sight. That pathetic little wave was the best the geniuses at Wired come come up with for their brainless propaganda?

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28 Responses to This Week’s Glimpse At The Mind-Blowing Stupidity Of Progressives

  1. Gail Combs says:

    “Wired come come up with”
    Wired could come up with

    • Gail Combs says:

      Note: I am rotten at spelling and grammar. Steve does a much better job that I but I hate to leave them any opening.

      Besides I really wanted to use that picture.

      • Ted says:

        Your picture missed one:

        Calls every straight, white man a racist/sexist/homophobic/scruffy looking nerf herder, while implying that he’s black/female/homosexual, as if it were the highest conceivable insult.

        It’s a daily occurrence. Somehow, they remain completely oblivious to the hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance. I do, however, admit to being a scruffy looking nerf herder.

        • catweazle666 says:

          You both missed one.

          The biggest insult of all in the “Liberal” Leftist book is to describe someone as ‘Right wing’.

      • Keitho says:

        @catweezle . . It is never just “right wing” though is it. It is always preceded by “extreme” or succeeded by “extremist”.

  2. richard says:

    I am 75 years old. I have lived in central Florida all my
    life. I have fished along Tampa Bay all my life. I can’t
    detect a sea level change of a few mm by looking at
    it. I was going to put a marker in the water, but I could
    not find a stable reference. The levels at the bridges
    look the same. I know it is rising? but it can’t be much.
    No one I know had to move, even a home on an
    island in Manatee River is still dry. Land subsidence
    may be larger, and what can you do about that????
    Measuring to a mm seems to fit the old “saw”- measure
    with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, saw with a
    chain saw. (the crayon part seems appropiate).

    • Gail Combs says:


      The data used by the ClimAstrologists is not raw data but adjusted data dependent on the land sinking or rising due to rebound from the unloading of the continents as glaciers melted. Therefore the measurement in millimeters, the thickness of a finger nail is bogus.

      Where Roman seaports are inland is tectonically stable according to NASA.
      List of Roman Sea Ports found inland
      (Has great pictures and maps.)

      For the areas occupied by the Romans it was pretty close to zero or actually sinking! “..the pivot point is rather abrupt; Scotland is still rising due to the rebound effect which is correspondingly sinking England 2 millimetres into the North Sea each year.”

      A NASA model of current surface elevation change due to post-glacial rebound and the reloading of sea basins with water. Canada, Northern Europe, and Antarctica are all currently rebounding at a rate of a few millimetres per year. More water in the oceans as a result of ice sheet melting is slowly depressing sea basins. Satellites are used to observe differences over time.

      It’s Models all the way down Jim…

    • Ted says:

      The first time I flew out of Miami, I remember looking down over Florida’s west coast and thinking, how do they determine where land ends, and ocean starts? There’s no clear border. At least from altitude, it looks like a long series of very low rolling hills, perhaps 2-3 feet high, with a slowly decreasing average height. The strip between fully land, and fully water, goes for miles. It seems like even a few mm of sea level rise should show up as hundreds of feet of ocean encroachment. If sea level is really rising that fast, shouldn’t Florida have lost hundreds of square miles of dry land? I would think that would be the strongest argument one could make for rising sea levels. So why do we never hear about it? Where are all the new maps, that have to be redrawn every 6 months? I’m starting to wonder if, just maybe, the sea level rise could be somewhat exaggerated. I know. Crazy idea.

      • Jason Calley says:

        Florida is in imminent danger of being drowned by rising seas. Tomorrow. Always tomorrow…

        About six years ago I asked a CAGW acquaintance of mine “when will climate change be so drastic that anyone can see it, just by going outside or down to the beach?” He answered, “If it is not obvious by five years then I will have to reconsider my belief.” As I say, that was six years ago, and no, I can’t see any difference either in town or at the beach. Of course, he is more convinced than ever. Yep, just a matter of time…

    • R. Shearer says:

      Been to Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine? It’s over 300 years old and the sea looks to be approximately where is was when construction began in the late 1600’s.

      • Jason Calley says:

        Yes, exactly!

        By the way, I once had the opportunity to be part of a historical reenactment in St. Augustine. Marching shoulder to shoulder with a troop of men, all of us armed with ten foot pikes held level in front of us… You should have seen the tourists scatter when we cleared the alleys! Great fun! 🙂

  3. Steve Case says:

    There are 24 U.S. West coast tide gauge stations that have data going back to at least 1986 many with much longer records. Twenty-one of them show negative rates back to at least 1992 some have negative rates since the beginning. La Jolla and San Diego have long records and have never shown a long period with a negative rate. Humboldt seems to be an anomaly with a very high rate of 4.5 mm/yr since 1985.

    Here’s the list from North to South:

    Sta# Station Negative Sea Level Rise

    1633 Cherry Pt ……. Since 1986
    384 Ocean Labs ……. Since 1992
    385 Neah Bay ……… Always Since 1935
    2127 Port Angeles …. Since 1976
    1325 Port Townsend … Since 1991
    127 Seattle ………. Since 1992
    1354 Toke Pt ……… Since 1979
    265 Astoria ………. Always Since 1925
    1196 South Beach ….. Since 1982
    1269 Charleston II … Since 1981
    1640 Port Orford ….. Since 1990
    378 Crescent City …. Always Since 1933
    1639 Humboldt …….. Never Negative since 1985
    2125 Arena Cove …… Always Since 1972
    1394 Pt Reyes …….. Since 1993
    10 San Francisco ….. Since 1981
    437 Alameda NAS …… Since 1977
    1352 Monterey …….. Since 1980
    508 Port San Luis …. Since 1978
    2126 Santa Barbara … Since 1977
    377 Santa Monica ….. Since 1992
    245 Los Angeles ….. Since 1991
    256 La Jolla ……… Never Negative since 1925
    158 San Diego …….. Never Negative since 1906

    Negative sea level rise since such and such date doesn’t mean the ocean has significantly dropped since then, but rather there hasn’t been a change. However, the long term stations that have been negative since the ’20s and ’30s do show a drop.

    Anyone with some curiosity and modest Excel ability should be able to verify these numbers.

    Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level

    • Ted says:

      I remember in the early 80’s, Carpinteria (just south of Santa Barbara) used to flood routinely in winter storms. It’s basically built on mud flats, and a good chunk of the area is still what passes for swamp out here. They used to bulldoze up 15 foot sand walls every winter, to hold the waves back. They haven’t built those walls in at least 20 years now. They’ve had several bouts of rain induced flooding in the last 20 years, but I don’t remember any ocean induced flooding since about 84.

  4. … Earth’s not-exactly-circular orbit takes it screaming by the sun’s surface—a mere 91.4 million miles away! Relax, that’s not close enough to do much …

    As stupid as the article is, it seems this wired “science writer” knows the readership is even more stupid. As soon as he dares to make a “scientific” joke about the Earth’s orbit he’s compelled to cry:

    Just kidding! Just kidding! Relax! Don’t start calling Obama to fix the orbit!

    So much for “science” but at least he gives away the plot:

    “The money would primarily go towards wetland restoration, but the tax is explicit in saying these measures are to address sea level rise,” says [climate program director for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission] Behar.

    It’s about control and taxation. I don’t expect the wired readers get it even when it’s spelled out for them.

    This “ostensibly smart” reader clearly doesn’t:

    Jason Farrell:
    When did the Wired comments section become so chock full of climate change deniers on an ostensibly smart tech site?

  5. Andy DC says:

    Yes, millions of people live near the ocean, have done so happily for decades and I have yet to hear about any kind of migration inland or a collapse in the price of beachfront property. If there is any rise in sea level, it must be extremely trivial.

  6. darrylb says:

    I have come to believe that the majority of people who totally lose themselves in some cause or belief are what I would call first order thinkers, solely my term. Never is any thought given beyond the immediate superficial cause and effect.

    Example: gun control. First order thought: ban guns.
    Better approaches
    1) Analyzes gun violence in cities/ countries where there are complete bans, but better yet, consider human nature. and look at for instance—
    2) prohibition: The US has had two amendments regarding it, first, ban the production and sale of alcohol, (we always could legally drink it) second, forget the first ban.
    and with the ban, we simply made a whole new crop of criminals, that is human nature.
    We know that any violence and malignity due to guns absolutely pales by comparison to the irresponsible use of alcohol.
    3) illegal drugs, Again Terrible carnage, but have laws controlled the use of drugs?

    4) and of course the person who has done the most to increase gun sales in the United States is Obama, he threatens, people buy. so, —–

    So, I hear the prez speak on ACC and it becomes a terrific stimulus for me to challenge the foolishness.

    and, yes the dems push me to the right, but sometimes the
    GOP pushes me in well, some direction. I think there needs to be a whole paradigm shift, because money and ego still control government, with a direct correlation between the level of government and the degree of narcissism and corruption
    WE THE PEOPLE are taking it on the chin and elsewhere!

    • Gail Combs says:

      E.M. Smith summarized it this way:

      A good friend says that the Republicans want to control what he does with what’s in the front of his pants while the Democrats want to control what he does with the wallet in the back of his pants; and he just wants them both out of his pants. I think that sums it up fairly well.

      • Ted says:

        Remember when the democrats campaigned on the idea of getting the government out of our bedrooms?

        The best story I’ve heard about modern politics is of a democrat, a republican, and a libertarian, walking down a road at night. They come across a parked car, with two teenagers in it, doing what they do in parked cars at night. The republican walks up and tells them they’re not old enough to be doing that, it’s a sin, they’ll regret it, and they should be arrested for public indecency. The democrat tells them not to listen to that up tight old man, and that they’re free to do whatever felt right. As long as the boy has written proof of consent, wears a condom, and is willing to pay for the abortion if she gets pregnant, and the girl “feels powerful”, whatever that means, and understands that she can claim rape at any time, including 10 years later. About this time the libertarian yells out, from across the street, “Why are you two perverts watching those kids have sex?”

        • Gail Combs says:

          SNICKER, I hope Donald Trump remembers that joke and uses it when the MSM tries to drag him into the gay rights, abortion traps.

      • richard says:

        Still laughing!!!! A simple truth carries a large punch. Thanks, Gail. I will
        be passing this on.

    • richard says:

      I believe that a good education will fix most of the problems. Making sure
      the education is good is a formidable project in itself, it sure isn’t working
      now. It may not be possible to solve the “problem of people being HUMAN”.

      • Gail Combs says:

        The problem with education was it was DELIBERATELY changed to produce good little socialist serfs. John Dewey and George Count were primary instigators in the USA.

        A couple Articles from Robin, a lawyer who has been studying the demise of good education. (See: )

        It is all about Common Core

        Is Accreditation the Enforcer for UNESCO’s Vision of Solidarity?
        Posted on June 5, 2012

        From its beginning UNESCO and other UN affiliates refused to see education, science or culture (the “E, S, and C” in the name) as most of us would. And do as we pay those property taxes and income taxes and tuition and student loans. Things to be cherished and nurtured and transmitted and built up. To the best of each of our abilities. Instead each of these treasures of the ages is viewed as a tool to create social change. In order to build up a new vision for what people could be like in the future.

        Now a knowledge of history tells us that this has never worked well. It was behind many of the tragedies of the 20th century and before. UNESCO’s designers though believed they could create new norms of moral responsibility and human conduct and then find allies to enforce them. Leaving all of us unsuspecting of course since none of us like to feel we are being managed by others. Especially at our own expense. But since the late 1940s UNESCO has dreamed of using education to promote the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind. All of us.

        And not as individuals either. The dream has been to foster human values, beliefs, feelings, and attitudes that promote collective norms, collective behaviors, and collective patterns for action.

        Destroying the Dominant Social Paradigm Via Education for 21st Century Political Power and Personal Gain

        Collecting Student Data to Practice PsychoPolitics on a Massive but Invisible Scale without Consent

        John Dewey
        Dewey determined schools could produce little socialists and collectivists instead of little capitalists and individualists. The difference was the ability to READ!

        High literacy gave the individual the means to seek knowledge independently. It gave individuals the means to stand on their own two feet and think for themselves. This was detrimental to the “social spirit” needed to bring about a collectivist society.

        In 1896, via a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Dewey created his famous experimental Laboratory School at the University of Chicago where he could test the effects of his new psychology on real live children.

        Later in the 1950s I was subjected to his ‘new reading methods’ designed to produce reading problem and illiteracy in America.

        Lenin even tried out Dewey’s methods.

        John Dewey & Soviet Progressives
        It turns out that progressive educator John Dewey’s books were not only influential in the United States. “Dewey’s first six books were rapidly translated into Russian,” historian Paul Kengor said in a conference sponsored by the group America’s Survival. “They told John Dewey his books were perfect for what they were trying to do in the USSR.”

        Kengor spoke at the America’s Survival conference at the National Press Club on October 21, 2010. “The Bolsheviks wasted no time getting John Dewey’s works into Russian,” Kengor writes in his book Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. “In 1918, only three years after it was published in the United States, Dewey’s Schools of Tomorrow was published in Moscow.”

        “Given what was happening in Russia at the time, this is staggering.” To wit: the Soviets, broke, were fighting a bloody civil war.

        “Only a year after Schools of Tomorrow was published came a Russian translation of Dewey’s How We Think (1919) and then, in 1920, The School and Society,” Kengor relates. “These, too, came during the misery of the Russian Civil War (1918-21), which, according to historian W. Bruce Lincoln, snuffed out the lives of seven million men, women and children.” [Italics in original]

        “Dewey’s ideas were apparently judged as crucial to the revolution as any weapon in the arsenal of the Red Army.” Kengor did much of his research in the archives of the Communist International, about as primary a source as you can get….

        Actually, the epilogue to Dewey in the Soviet Union is comic. Lenin ordered the schools to adopt Dewey’s educational philosophies, and the test scores at the end of the semester were so abysmal, that he instituted the strictest form of European standards education, kind of a mix between the German and French forms.

        In the spirit of ‘dewey unto others’ the Soviets via George Count’s handler Anna Osipovna (transformed into Nucia Lodge) targeted US education.

        In 1931 Houghton Mifflin published New Russia’s Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan, by M. Ilin, translated from the Russian by George S. Counts, Associate Director of the International Institute and Professor of Education in Teachers College, and Nucia P. Lodge, Research Assistant in the International Institute.

        We see that Anna Osipovna has transformed herself into Nucia Lodge. And we see that the dapper professor Counts modestly claims that he translated the book, while grudgingly crediting his KGB handler. The payload of this unbelievably brazen covert influence operation is straight out of Muenzenberg’s manual.

        Muenzenberg’s payload: “You think the capitalist system is corrupt…You’re frightened…by the oppression of the working man…You think the Russians are trying a great human experiment…”
        Counts’ New Russia’s Primer:

        In America the machine is not a helper to the worker, not a friend, but an enemy. Every new machine, every new invention, throws out upon the streets thousands of workers. In glass factories one person now makes three thousand bottles an hour. In former times such a task required seventy-seven men. This means that each machine for the making of bottles deprives seventy-six men of employment. And the American worker despises the machine which takes away his bread.

        But how is it with us [Russians]? The more machines we have, the easier will be the work, the shorter will be the working day, the lighter and happier will be the lives of all.

        We build factories in order that there may be no poverty, no filth, no sickness, no unemployment, no exhausting labor— in order that life may be rational and just…We build in our country [the U.S.S.R.] a new, an unheard-of, a socialistic order.

        The newly-minted “Russian expert” from Columbia delivered the KGB payload directly into the cultural heart of America. “Capitalism is corrupt! Russia’s experiment is working!” screamed
        his text.

        The Primer was a selection for Book-a-Month Club members in May 1931, and 46,000 members chose it. Counts’ first influence project was a best-seller for seven months, and ranked eighty-first on the list of nonfiction bestsellers from 1921-1932. Cloaked in his non-partisan, academic-research cover, Counts delivered the anti-capitalist payload into schools, universities, and living rooms across America.

        From Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe

        • Keitho says:

          The remarkably strong desire on the left to homogenise us all is quite terrifying. The left are just a disgrace.

  7. gregole says:

    Dangerous sea level rise immanent? OMG, somebody warn these people before it’s too late!

    • DD More says:

      Remember reading, but cannot find again the comment of an Australian Coastal Official on what to do about the rising sea level. His answer,
      “Every 50 years take one step back.”

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