Friday, October 23, 2015

The Extinction of Manzanillo

Fig. 1 CAT 5 Patricia
The busiest sea port in Mexico is Manzanillo, servicing the largest city in Mexico, a city which had a population of 8,851,080 in 2010, making it one of the largest cities in the world (Mexico City).

The "largest" hurricane ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean, Patricia, of CAT 5 intensity, is bearing down on the Manzanillo area with 200 mph winds now, but expected to increase to 205 mph winds when it makes landfall sometime today.

The eye is just north of Manzanillo (see Fig. 1, click to enlarge; follow link for NOAA information).

This "greatest" hurricane (lowest millibar reading & fastest winds ever recorded) is just another "normal catastrophe" in a damaged climate system, because the propagandists call this "the new normal."

That is because they want you to think that anything is normal (The International Language:

The two tidal gauge stations for Manzanillo (737, 1818) are no longer operational, so take a look at the Acapulco tidal gauge station (PSMSL Station 686).

That gauge station is also spotty, but it shows about a 1.33 ft. sea level rise (SLR) since it began recording sea level in 1967.

The IPCC "global mean average" SLR adds 3ft or so to that (by 2100).

Thus, even the IPCC notoriously conservative estimate shows that, at the lowest estimates, this sea port will be unusable before 2100 (~85 years).

Patricia, in some ways the most powerful hurricane in the history of Pacific or Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, will not destroy Manzanillo, but sea level change (SLC) eventually will.

That is one reason for Dredd Blog posts such as (Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Have a good weekend (more on the Manzanillo sea port here).


  1. That area has become the Mother of big cat hurricanes.

  2. Miami Beach’s battle to stem rising tides

    Miami Beach has put into action an aggressive and expensive plan to combat the effects of sea level rise. As some streets keep flooding from recent king tide events, the city continues rolling out its plan of attack and will spend between $400-$500 million over the next five years doing so.

    [and now, back to Clueless in Miami]


    1. Next they will try to pull the moon into a position that causes lower tides.

      Yep, clueless in Miami.