More Signs of the Apocalypse
(Posted by John Goetz)
From the Belfast Telegraph, Sunday, 31 August 2008:
Expert called in amid fears for O’ Connell Bridge
Concerns are being expressed about the future of Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge.
An independent expert has been called in to examine the landmark over fears it is falling apart because of global warming.
Dublin City Council insists the bridge is structurally sound after routine repairs last week.
The National Conservation and Heritage Group believe higher tides caused by climate change are eroding the bridge’s structure and may have dangerously weakened its foundations.
What is interesting is that there does not seem to be a news story or report anywhere that describes how the tides have changed, or who the supposed expert is that made the assertion. It must be true because the newspaper said so, right?
I tried searching for the National Conservation and Heritage Group (NCHG) website and could not find it. The closest I got was the Northern California Hummer Group. I am guessing the two organizations do not have a lot in common.