This is Six Inches

There is an old joke that goes "why do women have poor depth perception?  A:  Because men tell them [holding two fingers very close together] that this is six inches."

I am kind of reminded of that joke here, where the graphic on this eco-catastrophist page shows a 3-foot sea level rise engulfing the botton half of San Francisco’s Transamerica building (hit refresh if you don’t see anyting happening on the top banner).  Even the moderately catastrophist IPCC shows less than half of a meter of sea level rise over the next 100 years, not three feet.

By the way, memo to environmental activists:  If you want to sway middle America to your cause, complaining that global warming will flood San Francisco may not get the results you want.  HT:  Tom Nelson

  • WJG

    If they want to sway middle America, explain to them that the residents of San Francisco might be looking for a new place to live in middle America is the oceans destroy them!

  • mitch

    Another nice one from their site:
    “Keep the tires on your car adequately inflated. Check them monthly. Save 250 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $840 per year.”

    They don’t even want to know how many miles you drive in a year!

  • Also, unless things have changed significantly since I moved away from San Francisco, the TransAmerican Pyramid is more than 3′ above sea level and, even if it weren’t, it’s more than the 12′ tall this image seems to be suggesting…

    Hell, I think even the Embarcadero is probably more than 3′ above sea level, it’s a pretty long drop to the water even at high tide.

  • dearieme

    “Check them monthly”. My dear wife checks them weekly. I check mine daily, but it probably doesn’t save much CO2 because I cycle. Does Mr Al Globe cycle, do you suppose?

  • Does Mr Al Globe cycle, do you suppose?

    Don’t be silly. He’s waaaay beyond mere cycling. He re-cycles!

    Apparently he heard that carbohydrates contain a lot of carbon. So he’s recycling as many as he can get his hands on, by eating them.

  • markm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been to San Francisco, but the way I remember the hills there, even Gore’s 20 foot of sea level would just flood a little of it.