Reuters news agency throws away impartiality on US eastern seaboard sea level, manufactures news

Posted: July 10, 2014 by tchannon in alarmism, media, Ocean dynamics, propaganda, Uncertainty

teacup-stormReuters news  geophysics-data agency:

(Reuters) – Coastal flooding along the densely populated Eastern Seaboard of the United States has surged in recent years, a Reuters analysis has found.

The analysis was undertaken as part of a broader examination of rising sea levels Reuters plans to publish later this year.

For its analysis, Reuters collected more than 25 million hourly tide-gauge readings from nearly 70 sites on the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts and compared them to NOAA flood thresholds.

As many Americans question the causes and even the reality of climate change, increased flooding is already posing a major challenge for local governments in much of the United States.
[sure will in landlocked States!]

And goes on about climate change and sea level rise and probably being wound up by vested interests.

Reuters are pushing reasonable with their head photo caption, Sandy was not a hurricane there and they know it, this is trying to pull in crisis.

“An aerial view of the storm damage over the Atlantic Coast is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012.”

Reuters do know better. Here is the evidence.
From Reuters themselves 2012.
“East Coast crippled by massive storm, death toll climbs”

storm Sandy The storm hurricane-force winds storm The storm The storm
Dubious usage of “third-costliest hurricane”

And the sea level scaremongering article link
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/10/uk-usa-sealevel-flood-exclusive-idUKKBN0FF20720140710

Get back to doing your job, or better still, actually do honest work from a huge range of places and cultures. Reuters is doing poorly, miss many important stories.

This could include uncovering fraud, not manufacturing news, a subtle difference.

Post by Tim

Comments
  1. markstoval says:

    I have been going to certain places at Daytona Beach, New Smyrna beach, and Cocoa beach in Florida (US) for over 50 years. There is no sea rise that can be detected over the course of the half century that I have been observing.

    Of course, maybe the sea rises meters in one area and not in others? After all, water does lump up in the bath all the time right? (or it did back when I was still drinking the hard stuff)

  2. Joe Public says:

    “For its analysis, Reuters collected more than 25 million hourly tide-gauge readings from nearly 70 sites ”

    Why only 41-years worth?

  3. philjourdan says:

    Actually the mid atlantic is sinking. As it has been doing for thousands of years. It is not flooding from rising sea levels.

  4. Jerry Lundry says:

    Reuters apparently does not recognize the existence of climate cycles, and expects temperatures to be constant. At an elementary level, they fail to recognize the Medieval Warming Period, about 1,000 years ago, in which temperatures were about 2-3 degrees warmer than present, or The Little Ice Age, about 200-300 years ago, when temperatures were cooler than present by 2-3 degrees. The cycle that drives these temperatures is the 1,400 (or 1,500 — your choice) year cycle. Next maximum will be in 2400-2500, assuming this cycle continues.

  5. hunter says:

    Reuters finds out that corrupt democrat controlled governments have neglected infrastructure maintenance and renewal.

  6. tchannon says:

    The world over hunter politics is about diverting funds from statutory duties to pet projects. This always goes too far until fan and dirt meet. Particularly human memory fades, people forget what war really means, what cold is, what floods do. A generation or so later the message is sent once again by reality. Workers get to see extremes once in their work life, probably overreact and then start forgetting.

  7. Alan Poirier says:

    Too funny. The real problem is that population has grown by 40 per cent (according to NOAA) along the coast since 1970, putting more people and property at risk from storms.

  8. tom0mason says:

    An utterly manufactured story from Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson, I recommend them, and all Reuters’ staff and readers, to look at http://notrickszone.com/2014/07/09/comprehensive-eike-review-of-sea-level-rise-shows-topexposeidonjason-results-are-inflated-faulty/
    where a mere 1.6mm to 1.7mm/year sea rise is all that is seen. I supposes they could dismiss Swedish scientist Nils-Axel Mörner and his evaluation of 182 tide gauges scattered around the world as mere cherry-picking. However even those strange prople at the IPCC recognise that there is no accelerating sea level rise as shown by commenter ‘Slabadang’ in the above link.

  9. tom0mason says:

    It is instructive to look at Ryan McNeill many other reports and corrections. An alarmists you may think.
    http://www.reuters.com/search?blob=Ryan+McNeill

    No living journalist called ‘Deborah J. Nelson’ can be found.

  10. oldbrew says:

    The reputation of Reuters as a news (sic) agency is sinking faster than sea levels are rising.

  11. michael hart says:

    “(Reuters) – Coastal flooding along the densely populated Eastern Seaboard of the United States has surged in recent years, a Reuters analysis has found.”

    If more and more people build more and more houses, factories and cities in coastal regions then it would be surprising if flooding didn’t increase. They should also remember to build and maintain adequate sea defences.

    While I acknowledge that Reuters still does much good reporting in many areas, this does seem curious. Are they now going into full-on ‘climate’ investigations? What is the motivation?

  12. hunter says:

    In another low point of journalism, there is the famous story about Hearst, the newspaper baron of his day, fabricating the evidence for a war with Spain.
    Reuters’ report on flooding would make Pravda blush, it is so deceitful.

  13. Sparks says:

    I’ve lived my Life being productive.. I’m a very forgiving person, I’ve built schools and various other properties such as collages and other infrastructure projects.. most of the time on a crap wage, btw because I’ve always thought it meant something, Journalists are a shower of f**k tards out for themselves, They’re lazy lie about know it all experts of nothing!,

    Sorry for the rant guys.. but sometimes when I read about these so-called Journalists I have say something..

  14. c777 says:

    Sky’s running one, however this report is more balanced.
    Looks like its Pilkey leading the grant grab.
    “One of them is Professor Orrin Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences, at Duke University in North Carolina.”

    http://news.sky.com/story/1299613/north-carolinas-outer-banks-ban-rising-seas

  15. JDoherty says:

    The mid-Atlantic seaboard is undergoing isostatic rebound effects due to the melting of the Laurentide Ice Sheet between 17,000 and about 10,000 years ago.. This is a known issue and explains all tide gauge effects in that region. For those who don’t understand, the weight of the ice sheet, which was over a mile thick in places, pressed the land surface under it downward. Outside of that “foot print” the surrounding land lifted upward, rather like the appearance of a raised rim around a foot print in mud. Following the melting of the ice sheet, the land beneath began to rise back to a new equilibrium elevation. At the same time, the “rim” area began to sink back. Since this is rock we are talking about things happen slowly. The short of it is that a span of the US Atlantic seaboard is within that “rim” zone and is presently sinking. Nothing to do with any global sea level changes.

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