Tag Archives: Florida

Fears of apocalyptic sea-level rise unwarranted

“Fears of apocalyptic sea-level rise are nothing new despite the fact that they seem to have recently taken on a new life of their own, especially in South Florida, where I live.

The only scientific correlation I can make with any certainty is that these fears rise in direct proportion to the number of socialists elected to Congress.” click here

LA Times publishes fake news about sea-level rise

 

Florida Bay islands grow in size

“Instead of inundation from sea level rise, 80% of assessed Florida Bay (USA) islands grew in area during 1953-2014, prototyping a global-scale trend in island resistance to rising seas.” click here

Federal, State, and Local Governments “take” private property

“Governments – federal, state, and local – have shown remarkable creativity in conjuring up excuses to deprive people of their property rights. They figure that property owners – completely outgunned and easy to roll over – will eventually throw in the towel and do as they are told. But it’s people like the Beyers, whose determination to fight back passed from one generation to the next, who show us how the high and the mighty can be brought low by people who want nothing more than to build a home.” click here

Miami, Florida will be completely flooded very soon

Imagine. Miami is about to be completely inundated in only 0.78 feet of water! It will be a miracle….happy-bouncing-smilie

 

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The mean sea level trend is 2.39 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence
interval of +/- 0.43 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from
1931 to 1981 which is equivalent to a change of 0.78 feet in 100 years.

But the above graph stops in 1981. So let’s go further south.

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The mean sea level trend is 2.37 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence
interval of +/- 0.15 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from
1913 to 2015 which is equivalent to a change of 0.78 feet in 100 years.

Why look! The trend line slope for Key West from 1913 – 2015 is exactly the same as for Miami….0.78 ft per 100 years.

For Miami to become a modern-day Atlantis a global flood would have to occur. Yes a global flood is certainly possible. But the above trend does not suggest anything close to a global flood. Exaggerated claims made such as this are unsupported at best and are nonsense as a practical matter.

“This past Friday, however, the U.S. Senate effectively announced it’s cool with Miami becoming a modern-day Atlantis. Senators — including Florida’s own “not a scientist” Marco Rubio — confirmed President Trump’s climate-change-bashing choice for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head, Scott Pruitt.” click here for more

Florida ecologic study of pancreatic cancer cases…

Cluster studies such as this are inconclusive.

Liu-Mares W, Mackinnon JA, Sherman R, Fleming LE, Rocha-Lima C, Hu JJ, Lee DJ. Pancreatic cancer clusters and arsenic-contaminated drinking water wells in Florida. BMC Cancer. 2013 Mar 12;13:111. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-111.

BACKGROUND: We sought to identify high-risk areas of pancreatic cancer incidence, and determine if clusters of persons diagnosed with pancreatic cancer were more likely to be located near arsenic-contaminated drinking water wells.

METHODS: A total of 5,707 arsenic samples were collected from December 2000 to May 2008 by the Florida Department of Health, representing more than 5,000 individual privately owned wells. During that period, 0.010 ppm (10 ppb) or greater arsenic levels in private well water were considered as the threshold based on standard of United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Spatial modeling was applied to pancreatic cancer cases diagnosed between 1998-2002 in Florida (n = 11,405). Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine if sociodemographic indicators, smoking history, and proximity to arsenic-contaminated well sites were associated with residence at the time of pancreatic cancer diagnosis occurring within versus outside a cluster.

RESULTS: Spatial modeling identified 16 clusters in which 22.6% of all pancreatic cancer cases were located. Cases living within 1 mile of known arsenic-contaminated wells were significantly more likely to be diagnosed within a cluster of pancreatic cancers relative to cases living more than 3 miles from known sites (odds ratio = 2.1 [95% CI = 1.9, 2.4]).

CONCLUSIONS: Exposure to arsenic-contaminated drinking water wells may be associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. However, case-control studies are needed in order to confirm the findings of this ecological analysis. These cluster areas may be appropriate to evaluate pancreatic cancer risk factors, and to perform targeted screening and prevention studies.

Resident continues fight to end fluoride addition….

In Naples, Florida, a persistent resident continues the opposition against addition of fluoride. (click here) This issue is not going away anytime soon….