Essay by Eric Worrall
In UN fantasy land, rising sea levels will cause a mass exodus from London, New York and Shanghai, and “ever fiercer competition” for resources.
‘Mass exodus on a biblical scale’: UN warns New York, London, Shanghai to be impacted by rising sea levels
The UN says an estimated 900 million people, or more than one in ten of the world’s population, will be affected by rising sea levels around the world.
- The UN’s Secretary General has warned the Security Council of rising sea levels.
- He said approximately 900 million people living near water are at high risk.
- The Australia Institute says Australia is already being affected.
The UN has warned of an incoming mass exodus from rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Mega-cities on every continent will face serious impacts, including Lagos, Bangkok, Mumbai, Shanghai, London, Buenos Aires and New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council.
Mr Guterres said rising waters will cause a new type of conflict where people, companies or countries will be fighting for land.
“We would witness a mass exodus of entire populations on a biblical scale, and we would see ever-fiercer competition for fresh water, land and other resources,” he said.
…Read more: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/mass-exodus-on-a-biblical-scale-un-warns-new-york-london-shanghai-to-be-impacted-by-rising-sea-levels/ihyrm9c4r
My question – how can anyone take these sea level rise claims seriously?
People have been battling the sea and winning for thousands of years.
Take the city of Venice, Italy. Venice began as fishermen living on impoverished, difficult to reach islands, separated by water from the barbarian chaos of the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Refugees from the mainland began arriving en-masse in the year 584AD, after the Lombard barbarian hordes invaded Italy.
Ever since the mass settlement of Venice, Venetians have been battling the sea and winning, and turned their humble islands of fishing shacks into one of the architectural marvels of the world.
The US city of Seattle dealt with flood risk by raising their street level an entire floor level, creating the Seattle Underground.
Chicago jacked up entire buildings when they raised their streets in the mid 1800s – one of the jacked up building structures weighed an estimated 35,000 tons.
Netherlands has been building sea walls and pumps for centuries – a sizeable part of the Netherlands farmland would be tidal flats or even permanently underwater, without a vast and continuous effort to hold back the sea.
Much of Singapore is reclaimed land – land which was once sea, which has been filled with concrete, sand and steel, and converted into dry land.
Sea level rise is no threat to anyone, except for people who give up, because they believe the UN’s absurd climate alarmism and sea level rise claims.
Perhaps the sea level rise has produced the very high real estate prices in places like Miami, Florida. Since buyers know the land will be underwater and inaccessible soon, now is the time to buy so the area can be enjoyed before it’s inundated. Right?
Why sea level real estate prices have collapsed so much so that even Obama can afford two beach homes.
Bill Gate’s fixer upper on Delmar beach was only $48 million.
Ja. Ja. Biblical is bad? I have seen it before….
And of course at current pace of sea level rise (10-12″ per century) the eventual inundation of London will take 3600 – 4400 years.
Nah, we’ve got the Thames Barrier opened in 1982 before Hansen staged his debate and before Thatcher crushed the unions
Doing a decent flood barrier in New York harbor should not be all that difficult. The worst part would be overcoming politics and obscurantist union rules, as if there is a real distinction between the two.
Three+ centuries of sea rise afflicting Manhattan. Yet they staunchly soldier on.
As I read that headline in German on news sites, I was falling out of my armchair because of my laugh attack… 😀
George Monbiot says we need to end all farming, while he keeps his neck warm with a wool scarf. Must be global warming.
What an arrogant prat
It is for him that the Moonbat was named.
This is why I’m building an ark in SE Michigan
Admission will be $1 for conservatives who are unvaxxed,
to $10,000 for all leftists
Don’t tell the Climate Howler Global Whiners that Antarctica, with 90% of the world’s ice, is NOT melting and will never melt from more CO2 in the air/ Here is a likely reason (but the actual reason does not matter):
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide actually cools much of Antarctica
“Local weather conditions, altitude to blame for counterintuitive trend
In a world where most regions are warming because of increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), central Antarctica has been cooling slightly in recent years.
Greenhouse gases such as CO2 typically trap heat radiated back toward space from the planet’s surface, but large swaths of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (the broad pink mass on the right side of the image) are, on average, actually colder than the upper layers of the atmosphere for much of the year—the only place on Earth where that’s true.
When the team looked at the overall balance between the radiation upward from the surface of the ice sheet and the radiation both upward and downward from the upper levels of the atmosphere across all infrared wavelengths over the course of a year, they found that in central Antarctica the surface and lower atmosphere, against expectation, actually lose more energy to space if the air contains greenhouse gases, the researchers report online and in a forthcoming Geophysical Research Letters.
And adding more CO2 to the atmosphere in the short-term triggered even more energy loss from the surface and lower atmosphere there, the team’s climate simulations suggest.
The topsy-turvy temperature trend stems, in part, from the region’s high elevation; much of the surface of the ice sheet smothering East Antarctica lies above an elevation of 3000 meters, so it is much colder than it would be at lower altitudes.
Moreover, that region often experiences what meteorologists call a temperature inversion, where temperatures in the lowest levels of the atmosphere are cooler than those higher up.
For the lower-altitude fringes of the icy continent, and for the rest of the world (even Siberia and Greenland), the greenhouse effect still works as expected.”
SOURCE OF QUOTE:
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide actually cools part of Antarctica | Science | AAAS
Please reserve a space for me. I’ve set my $1 aside in a safe place.
Happy to give you navigation instructions for a fee. Noah paid me well.
Who said “Is that why he went aground?” My sea lawyer will be in touch with you.
Noah obviously got faulty sailing directions from the doves.
Any chance you’ll be floating it down the River Raisin?
you will regret bringing the leftists on board.
Maybe I will require an IQ test.
That should cull the herd of leftists.
Of course i might not qualify
But I also have a rowboat in case the ark is not finished in time.
Please disqualify all politicians (of whatever persuasion), all journalists (of whatever complexion) anyone associated with an NGO (of whatever complexion) and all “Climate Scientists”.
Kip may not be pleased with the discrimination.
“you will regret bringing the leftists on board.”
Well, SOMEBODY has to man the oars.
And clean the latrines and swab the poop deck
They should be allowed to suffer the same fate as the unicorns — and dinosaurs.
Every fair sized boat has a plank.
I believe the same effect occurs in the Arctic but not as pronounced because of lower elevation and less cold but still freezing temperatures. The effect is not detectable because of slowly increasing temperatures likely caused by changes in ocean currents and air currents which overwhelm the CO2 cooling.
There is an Arctic temperature inversion for a few months every winter. But it is not permanent. A long winter night with clear skies and still air is ideal situation for inversion. During the Arctic winter, they form because the extreme cold at the surface cools the lower atmosphere, setting up a stable inversion.
Arctic ice is affected by ocean currents and dark soot constantly deposited on the snow and ice, mainly from burning coal in the N.H. All the warming is in the six coldest months of the year — can’t blame the sun for that.
All that air pollution in China doesn’t stay in China. Some even drifts east to the US Left Coast, where it reduces IQs by one point every year, according to perfesser Truman Capote/.
“… the team’s climate simulations suggest.”
It’s models all the way down, again.
Make the Ark lectists-only, and have it depart from the US Gulf coast in 10 years when all will supposedly be hopeless due to beneficial CO2 emissions. Advertise it as a transport to Antarctica, the Last Habitable Place On Earth.
Then send them on down and let them get stuck in the ice they believe is going to be gone.
Then you can have a tour boat for the rest of us to go down and view the marooned morons from a safe distance through binoculars – and point and laugh.
U; Sec. General Gutierrez is increasingly shrill. A sign things aren’t going well for UNFCC and it’s IPCC alarmists.
The climate crisis is COMING
It will arrive some day.
It was on the way, but got lost in New Jersey in1979.
I hear it’s now running a food truck in Trenton.
He does seem to be searching for the next catastrophe. So far ‘sustainability’ and ‘lack of fresh water’ haven’t caught on yet, or ‘gotten legs’ as they say in the news room. But, he hasn’t given up yet. After all, they’re just looking for the right excuse to change the world economy :<)
The next catastrophe is the lack of catastrophes for catastrophists to expound upon
Only because they are at opposite ends of the Earth! 🙂
I love these articles. They calm me and always make me smile or laugh. I wish something like this existed for all the ridiculous things we’re besieged by these days.
Predictions of doom make me nervous. Because leftists can make any prediction of doom and it gets treated as gospel by the mass media. That’s scary. If baloney is published decade after decade, people believe it. Not the smart people who visit here, but at least half the population that believe everything from government bureaucrats. And don’t forget, if you wear a mask, you will never get sick.
“…half the population that believe everything from government bureaucrats.”
After the COVID fiasco that group should be getting smaller by the day.
I would say that population is definitely getting smaller.
Trust in our elected officials is at a new low. And for good reason. They have failed us too many times.
“Mass exodus on a biblical scale”
Well, Exodus is a book in the Old Testament so there is that. There’s also a description of a world-wide flood with few surviving men or beasts but that doesn’t seem to be what UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is predicting. Nonetheless, there’s no biblical account of any mass exodus for any reason. Even the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, capitals of perversion, involves an apocalypse but no movements of people. Guterres’ statement should have been “Mass exodus on a paramnesic scale”.
Good theme song for the Exodus:
Bob Marley – Exodus [HQ Sound] – YouTube
The exodus underway from NY, CA and other Democrat-dominated jurisdiction has been on for at least a decade, hastened by COVID-19 rules.
Whether the biblical exodus were mass or not depends. If the figure implied in Numbers be in the ball park, ie two million escaping slaves, then, yes.
Modern scholars however estimate more like 20,000, or fewer, assuming anything like it happened at all.
Yup, and when the oceans boil as AlGore predicts there will be no migrations either as everyone will be dead.
But only after they eat all the free cioppino.
I had to look that one up: “A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.”
Now if I could just come up with the name of someone well known to use as an example…..
The atmosphere is, I think, about a fifth of the mass of the Antarctic ice sheet. The specific heat of ice is about double that of air. So, if you took all the heat we (may have) caused in the air over the last 170 years 1.2degC and transferred it to the Antarctic, it would increase the temperature by 0.12degC. As the ice sheet is about -53degC now, that should not really affect it too badly.
Yes. “Climate Science” as submitted today is a joke, because it literally has the tail wagging the dog.
The notion that the atmosphere will heat up the ocean is laugh-out-loud stupid. The notion that atmospheric CO2 is the “driver” of it all is laugh-out-loud-till-you-piss-your-pants funny.
Unfortunately, it’s also monstrous and dangerously idiotic.
Don’t know much about Biblical exodus from London, but currently there is a lot to learn by exodus from Sumeria, Assyria, Babylonia, Aramea, Mizraim Nubia, Kush and others to Londinium.
They’ve come to save us & take us poor (getting poorer by the week ) sinners to the promised land !!
I have to declare conflict of interest here, I migrated to Londinium from Praevalitana some decades ago, and paid fortune in taxes since then.
On top of that I’m frequent ‘climate change’ migrant to Nikaia named after famous snickers and other sporting goods.
Regretfully Ligurian tribe running the place take even more tax out of my hard earned money.
You say snickers and I say sneakers. Let’s call the whole thing off.
And yet for some reason, the world’s smartest and richest people keep buying all of this supposedly doomed waterfront property.
Either they are idiots or they don’t believe their own hype.
However, Bill Gates seems to be buying a lot of farm land in the middle of the country. Hope he’s calculated the elevations correctly. A lot of that area use to be under water several thousand years ago. I once went clamming in Wyoming with a geologist I worked with. We found a lot of shells but nothing edible :<)
When I was a kid, I used to enjoy camping in the high desert, studying the geology and hunting for fossils. Certainly part of the reason that I rejected the better part of the global warming narrative as an adult.
I think that you are assuming that there is a correlation between wealth and intelligence.
I hate liars and cheats. Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.
Sea level rise is primarily no threat because its rise has been unchanged as measured by tide gauges for over 150 years and because it has also been unchanged based on measurements of peat bogs and river sediments for the past 6,000 years. Doesn’t the UN have real things to worry about? How about Ukraine? How about Moldova?
“Sea level rise is primarily no threat because its rise has been unchanged as measured by tide gauges for over 150 years”
That’s why the IPCC dumped the tide gauges and started using satellites, whose data are more easily manipulated. A satellite that can drift up to 10 feet in orbit is “perfect” for measuring absolute sea level to the nearest millimeter … with needed “adjustments”.
Satellite temperature compilations are ignored for a similar reason as tide gauges — they can’t be manipulated to show more warming — scientists Spencer and Christy are honest volunteers for compiling UAH statistics.
“Doesn’t the UN have real things to worry about?”
No, it doesn’t. The UN has had nothing much to do ever since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. That put an end to the UN’s pretend mission of enhancing world peace. Ever since, the UN has had nothing to do while fishing around for a new gig. Climate change was the new gig, adopted at the Rio 93 conference.
‘It’s far worse than expected’ there is hardly any ice left in the Antarctica
This is a shot from McMurdo Station webcam updated less than half an hour ago. McMurdo Station a United States Antarctic research stations located on the south tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica.
p.s the Ventusky has added webcam links to its website on numerous locations around the globe
Guess it depends on your viewpoint this is another current webcam view of McMurdo Station. UHI?
I’m guessing the nips would be pointed high on the beach today.
Only a loon would think that man could simultaneously cause the whole world to have too much water and not enough water at the same time.
some time ago on this site, a video link was posted about this very subject. in the video a guy whose name i don’t remember talks about the scam and about banks loaning money to build ocean front condos on the florida coast.
it was rather entertaining.
can anyone point me in the direction of finding that link or video?
Probably Dan Pena.
i think that’s it. i will check it out. thanks
The video was from at least a couple of scams ago.
I have got tired of saying this on umpteen sites now.
There is NO POINT in making logical fact based arguments against these absurd stories. They are NOT designed to be debated, or to add to scientific knowledge.
They are propaganda, designed to make extremist political activity supportable. The next time an activist wants to stop people using cars, or eating meat, all they need to do is to state that they are saving Los Angeles from flooding.
No one will debate the accuracy of this prediction. It is simply placed there to be referenced when appropriate. Trying to debunk it is equally pointless.
We are simply watching science being taken over by politics…
I don’t think the UN has any idea (or science) whatsoever to support their alarms.
The IPCC has estimated that meltwater from Antarctica could raise sea levels by between 2.2 to 5.5 inches by 2100.
But the new findings suggest that Antarctica is currently not contributing to sea-level rise at all but helping to check it by stashing away 0.23 millimeter of fresh water every year.
“But this is also bad news,” Zwally said. “If the 0.27 millimeters per year of sea-level rise attributed to Antarctica in the IPCC report is not really coming from Antarctica, there must be some other contribution to sea-level rise that is not accounted for.”
However, given the trend captured by the new study of accelerating ice loss and a slowing rate of ice accumulation, the authors predict that the trend of ice mass gain could reverse in about 20 to 30 years.
Before plunging into the debate about sea-level rise, other scientists called for more careful scrutiny of findings from this study.
Reprinted from Climatewire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. http://www.eenews.net, 202-628-6500
That the rise estimate could be way off is I guess not an hypothesis worthy of consideration.
Not all snow and ice melts to form fresh water. A large portion of it sublimates and goes directly from a solid to a gas, water vapor. What effect does the fact that sublimation requires less absorption of heat than snow or ice melting to water have on the climates of the polar regions? Asking for a friend.
I noticed the linked article doesn’t give a time frame for this 900,000,000 person exodus. By the end of the century? By 2035? 10 years from any given date? I guess they learned their lesson about attaching dates to their predictions. 😉
My guess is you might see it about halfway through the next glaciation :<)
how can anyone take these sea level rise claims seriously?
Well there’s Climate Central and the Met Office for starters-
Map reveals the areas that could be plunged underwater by 2050 (msn.com)
The Dooming all adds up dontcha know?
At some point the United Malthusians will have to admit they are wrong.
The Dickens you say.
As soon as our pockets are vacuumed empty.
Miami Florida still has a bunch of zip codes. https://www.usmapguide.com/florida/miami-zip-code-map/
I thought that Miami was supposed to be underwater by now according to the “settled science”.
I am sure that Mr Guterres is sufficiently educated to realize that the biblical Exodus led to the establishment of the nation of Israel. So good that the U.N. is now acknowledging the prior claim of the Jews to Palestine, and the implied acknowledgement of slavery as practiced by Africans. Well done!
Something I have pondered, but not something I have seen specifically written about and might be completely off track, but does the surface ice of Antarctica act as a giant ice condenser, like the refrigeration coils in a freezer/freeze drier?
Antarctic Ice is extremely cold, not just at surface, but also at depth in the ice, (let’s say -50 deg). Let’s say that with a change of weather, air/moisture at -30 flows over the surface, we have 20 deg differential, so will the “warm air” condense out as ice on the cold surface? The surface temp would initially warm slightly with the energy exchange (while remaining frozen), but the cold surface of the ice is “powered” but the km’s of extremely cold, frozen ice below. Also, the next cold phase also serves to “repower” the ice by taking surface temperatures down lower again. This all acts in a bit of a positive feedback loop.
“…500 years BCE it was 100 million, and in the year 0 around 200 million people”
There 900 million puts it 4.5-9 times entire population of earth in biblical times not counting the start with Adam and Eve.
They’re talking only 10-15 percent of todays. Hardly Biblical.
I found a population estimate for year 0 to be 188,000,000. With today’s at 7,840,000,000, an increase of 4,171X, makes “biblical-scale ” relatively pathetic, a poor descriptor at best.
The battle for resources driven by rising sea levels will be nothing compared to the battle for resources to fulfil Net Zero by 2050. Or by 2100 for that matter.
At some point the UN should simply say “send us all your money and we will shut up.” Face facts, thats IS what it is all about.
They really love using religion (which they usually despise) as an argument…
Auckland could get >80cm sea level rise by the end of the century. Honest. Scientists say, and the science is settled…
If they said 80mm, they might be somewhere near correct !
The Mail dramatises:
The comments reveal that the public are by and large unimpressed.
I’m most encouraged by the comments in the Daily Mail article. It seems ordinary people are waking up to the lies and deceit of the Alarmists. All their failed predictions are finally beginning to have an effect.
“In UN fantasy land, rising sea levels will cause……..ever fiercer competition” for resources”.
What about all the extra fish?
Sea level rise is going to take a big hit very soon. When the AMO goes negative the trend will decrease significantly. No city is going to disappear under the water. The Arctic will cool and so will much of the NH extratropical regions.
What happens next should be very interesting. If the fascists don’t already have control then we should return to normal quite quickly. Everyone will claim it was only a few nutjobs. Lets hope people remember and prosecute those pushing climate alarmism.
Why did Obama spend $12 million of his own money to buy a house that is about 12 feet above sea level on a beach in Massachusetts?
When they act like it is a problem, I will believe it is a problem.
OMG! Not again! More asinine prophecies from UN idiots posing as scientists. I didn’t just fall off the turnip wagon last nite, and I seem to recall this kind of BS many times over the last 40 or so years if not longer.
Let’s disband the UN and move it to an island somewhere in the arctic. Just sayin’.
When I was a kid we fished a tidal inlet that had a secondary road bridge that attracted fish under it. There were painted marks on one of the abutments. We were told by very authoritative sounding adults that they marked the sea level every year to show how the oceans were rising as the polar ice caps melted. It made sense to us, we never questioned it. Thirty years later they were rebuilding the bridge which interfered with our fishing there. We asked why they were doing that and they told us the bridge foundation and the abutments that sat on it were sinking so much the road level had dropped precipitously. We laughed so hard that day. I still think of that when I hear all these “experts” driveling on about global warming. The experts we believed as kids are all dead now, nobody to paint lines on the bridge anymore….
Headline I saw today on Ars Technica: “The coastline is at risk from rising seas, and we’re making more of it”. It goes on to say that most of these expansions are occurring in low-lying areas. Who would have thought?
If coastlines are so problematic, why would we be making more of it? That in itself seems to show that we can handle the sea level problem.
Can’t wait til it floods Obloejob’s new digs in Mass.!
Mr Guterres said rising waters will cause a new type of conflict where people, companies or countries will be fighting for land.
Or they could just move to where there are better opportunities when they feel the need, just like the hundreds of millions of people who moved from rural areas to cities did.
Billions of people thinking for themselves and responding intelligently to ever-changing opportunities and environments is beyond the ability of the ruling elite to comprehend. They can’t fathom how all the rabble thrive without their omniscient guiding hand. They are the worst kind of helicopter parents; autocratic, unimaginative, uncomprehending, and unsympathetic.
From the article: “He said approximately 900 million people living near water are at high risk.”
That has to be one of the more ridiculous statements I have heard out of the climate change alarmists.
A rise of 2mm per year is “high risk”? The 900 million people referred to will be long dead before sea level rise becomes a “high risk”.
The climate change alarmists get more ridiculous every day.
Sacramento jacked up the entire city one storey! Clearly London will build a big sea wall, the land is worth too much
Time to build the B Ark for the climate doomers to escape in.
And there is a bonus payment if you move out a week early so the new owners can begin their party planning for the next COP seaside meetings and rentals.
Fear-mongering on steroids.
Yes. Because, you know, humans can’t possibly build a seawall faster than 3mm per year./sarc
Biblical scale? Like “Red Sea Pedestrians”?