Tag Archives: New York

Collusion in Legal Effort to Silence Climate Science Debate

“On the heels of the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) releasing the copy of the a secrecy pact between Democratic Attorneys General led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, obtained after a months-long fight with these AGs to keep it from the public, E&E Legal has posted a March 7th 2016 letter sent by Schneiderman and Vermont AG William Sorrell to other ideologically aligned AGs inviting them to join in using their law enforcement offices in an “informal coalition…to stem climate change and expand the availability and usage of renewable energy”.”  click here for WUWT post

Democrat Attorneys General Climate Inquisition Fails

“New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow greenies are getting a lesson about the dangers of believing their own propaganda.” click here

Harmful Algal Bloom Illness Surveillance, New York

Mary Figgatt, Neil Muscatiello, Lloyd Wilson, and David Dziewulski.   Harmful Algal Bloom–Associated Illness Surveillance: Lessons From Reported Hospital Visits in New York, 2008–2014. American Journal of Public Health. 2016;106:440–442. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302988

We identified hospital visits with reported exposure to harmful algal blooms, an emerging public health concern because of toxicity and increased incidence. We used the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disease (ICD) medical code specifying environmental exposure to harmful algal blooms to extract hospital visit records in New York State from 2008 to 2014. Using the ICD code, we identified 228 hospital visits with reported exposure to harmful algal blooms. They occurred all year long and had multiple principal diagnoses. Of all hospital visits, 94.7% were managed in the emergency department and 5.3% were hospitalizations. As harmful algal bloom surveillance increases, the ICD code will be a beneficial tool to public health only if used properly. 


Battery Park Sea Level Rise 0.93 ft per 100 Years

Expensive modeling studies are not necessary in order to plan responsibly for the future. In many cases studies such as this are a waste of time and money. New York’s skyline will always be changing. The report writers have simply ignored science and are relying on assumptions and speculations.

New Yoirk battery park
The mean sea level trend is 2.83 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence interval of +/- 0.09 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from 1856 to 2013 which is equivalent to a change of 0.93 feet in 100 years.

“New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and sea level. Sea level rise will certainly transform the shape of the city’s coastline. But Manhattan’s edges are basically a man-made pile of garbage already—they can go ahead and disintegrate. What climate will really change is the true shape of New York: Its iconic skyline, and the buildings in it.” click here

Climate “conference” irrelevant to science, a waste of time and money

German scientists Fritz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning ridicule the New York climate conference nobody is attending. Covered by NoTricksZone.com (click here)

Niagara Falls freezes over again

For the second time this winter the Niagara Falls has frozen over. click here


New York State Surface Temperature, 1743-2011……

Using the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) data here, the following plot was created. It represents regional climate change for the State of New York.

The plot shows the mean monthly surface temperature, the mean daily maximum surface temperature, and the mean daily minimum surface temperture. Clearly, the range of actual temperature changes experienced in recent years is not extremely different than in the past. Sure, some years are colder or warmer than others, but so what. Natural variability such as this is to be expected.

As in the other plot posted on this blog, this first cut look at this data suggests that the people sounding alarms over an impending climate catastrophe are in a world of their own. The historical record suggests a very broad yet defined band of highly variable temperatures. This might be more apparent if the actual data is plotted rather than mean values. We’ll work on presenting that in the future, as it will take some time to dig through the BEST data set. The data for the graph below (and the others I have posted) are the means calculated by BEST. The more I look at this data, the more it appears that the BEST website presentation of the data is misleading at best, if not disingenuous.