Nils-Axel. The Illusive Flooding of New York City. Journal of Environmental Sciences Volume 1, Issue 2
In media we often hear frightening stories of a sea in the progress of rapidly rising and flooding low-lying coasts and islands, and coastal cities like New York. This paper is devoted to a scientific evaluation of evidence-based facts versus fake news that violates facts and physical laws. It is a serious mistake to claim that global sea level is in a phase of rapid rise. Observationally based facts document a present changes in absolute (eustatic) sea level ranging between ±0.0 and +1.0 mm/yr. This poses no threats what so ever. In New York City, sea level is rising at a rate of +2.84 mm/yr, which would imply an additional rise in sea level by 23.3 cm by 2100, a modest rise that can be handled without problems. There also occur statements that sea level may raise by 1 m or more by 2100. All such claims represent fake news that does not concur with observational fact and violates physical frames of realism.