My main gripe with establishment climate change sites is their utter disregard for the main problem with sea level change (SLC).
It doesn't matter what type of SLC we are talking about, whether it is sea level rise (SLR) or sea level fall (SLF), either way they do not yet get it, or perhaps they do not yet have the psychological capacity to talk about the extinction of "their civilization."
The same issue is the major failing of establishment climate change scientists who want to talk about their theme song (In The Year 2525) when addressing the issue of SLC, at least in terms of what it will do to "their civilization."
Perhaps all of their personal friends, acquaintances, and professional colleagues are all descendants of those who killed bearers of bad news.
II. How It Might Happen
But then they quickly add "that will take place circa the year 2525," evidently knowing that such a statement casts a 'law of when' trance upon the hearer:
"The First Law of 'When': the more critical an issue is to the future of our civilization, the difficulty of determining when that critical issue will take(Quotes Page, cf. Choose Your Trances Carefully, 2, 3; Hypothesis: The Cultural Amygdala, 2, 3, 4; Comparing a Meme Complex to a Cultural Amygdala).
effect tends to increase exponentially.
Fig. 3 Central Hopium
The Second Law of 'When': the greater the amount of time it takes for that critical issue to play out completely tends to exponentially diminish Civilization's grasp of that critical issue.
The Third Law of 'When': the more destructive the impact which that critical issue would have on civilization tends to exponentially increase the time when that critical event will be understood to have begun to take place."
III. Where It Originates
The hearers I am speaking of are the children of culture, those who fancy their souls as being wrapped in the swaddling clothes of mother civilization:
It’s no accident that our political beliefs are structured by our idealizations of the family. Our earliest experience with being governed is in our families. Our parents “govern” us:(Security: Familyland, Fatherland, or Homeland?). For reasons which to me are obvious, I prefer to call it in loco parentis, and I do mean loco (In Loco Parentis & Parens Patriae, 2).
They protect us, tell us what we can and cannot do, make sure we have enough money and supplies, educate us, and have us do our part in running the house.
Fig. 4 Mother Civilization & her civilians
So it is not at all surprising that many nations are metaphorically seen in terms of families: Mother Russia, Mother India, the Fatherland.
In America, we have founding fathers, Daughters of the American Revolution, Uncle Sam, and we send our collective sons and daughters to war.
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the voice of the totalitarian state was called Big Brother.
As George Lakoff discussed at length in his 1996 book, Moral Politics, this metaphorical understanding of the nation-as-family directly informs our political worldview. Directly, but not consciously. As with other aspects of framing, the use of this metaphor lies below the level of consciousness.
IV. How To Stop Being A Civil Womboid
You know, "in the year 2525."
But what amount does it take to severely damage or even bring down civilization as we know it?
Remember that some areas would have a higher SLR than that global mean average.
For example, the U.S. east coast would experience a higher SLR than most other global coastal areas:
To spark our interest, and bind ourselves to a sober view of this phenomenon which is called "The Biggest Story in the World" (according to a worldwide circulation news source), first consider the following quote from the video below:(Greenland & Antarctica Invade The United States). When only 1.14% of the total global ice sheets and glaciers melt, that will cause a global mean average SLR of about 1 meter (~3.28 ft.).
2:43 - "One meter [of SLR] would be a global catastrophic event, 3 meters would remap the world as we know it?"(emphasis added). This allows us to focus our attention on 1m / 3ft. of SLR, because it would be "a global catastrophic event."
2:50 - "Yes, absolutely."
The delicacy of the issue can be seen (Fig. 2) by realizing that only 1.14% of the global ice volume needs to melt to get us there (3 ft ÷ 263.5 ft. = 0.011385 = 1.14%).
The overall invader needs to use only 1.14% of its forces to accomplish the invasion.
It is quite likely that the words least used in establishment mainstream "science reporting" are the words which (in an adult society that can take care of itself), would be appropriate to be used the most.
That would be the words of warning, the words that would cause the powers that be, the adults in the room, to take heed.
Those words do not exist, however, to those who are psychopaths, to those who are animated by some form of alien criminal cognition (The Harm Oil-Qaeda Has Done).
V. In The Year 2025
Let's talk the year 2025 then, since Hansen et al. (2015) mentioned that it is possible that a ten foot (10 ft.) SLR could take place in some areas of the globe by the year 2050 (A Paper From Hansen et al. Is Now Open For Discussion - 3).
The year 2050 is 35 years from now, so I submit that a "1 meter (~3.28 ft.)" SLR by 2025
|Fig. 8 Chesapeake: This already happened|
It follows, using the concept of acceleration (which they call "doubling" of melt or calving), that we are in danger already --as shown in Fig. 8 and Fig. 9 (The Extinction of Chesapeake Bay Islands).
That is, among other things, because of the enormous amount of time, money, and human resources that are mandatory in such large scale public works (Weekend Rebel Science Excursion - 44).
VI. On To More Reality, Less Fantasy
Let's take a look at one of the establishment climate change sites and establishment climate change scientists that I alluded to in the first sentence of today's post:
"Long-term sea level rise ... threatens major coastal cities ... London,(see Fig. 3, Climate Central). There it is, the classic mindless blank statement which is utterly meaningless and very deceptive, as illustrated by "The Laws of When" presented alongside that imaginary picture at Fig. 3.
Shanghai, Mumbai, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Durban and New York ... we show projections of post-2100 sea level rise ... Projections of locked-in sea level come from our peer-reviewed research published October 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. A special Climate Central-led report, published November 9, describes the application of those projections to global elevation data for making the maps upon which these images are based."
Fig. 9 An old graveyard buried by SLR (already happened)
The Dredd Blog approach is to use the actual SLC history of a particular city, by studying actual tide gauge station records in the area of that city (see PSMSL Tide Gauge Station List).
In today's post, I have presented some graphs of stations, which represent actual data at actual locations, some with future projections (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 5, Fig. 6, Fig. 7).
Those stations are at or near the imaginary "post-2100" locations in the surreptitious hopium piece (Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization, 2, 3, 4, 5).
I would rather do that instead of using phony non-photos offered to represent adult concepts, but which are in reality only childish avoidances.
|Don't Say That About Mommie Civilization|
Avoidance by ignorance is either childish or psychotic.
That is why children walk onto an interstate freeway wondering what all those blurry objects are.
It is also why psychopaths plunge ahead into the climate change abyss, their authoritarian victims following close behind (The Psychology of the Notion of Collective Guilt, The Authoritarianism of Climate Change, The Private Empire's Social Media Hit Squads - 2).