Image of day: the Statue of Liberty Underwater?

I’m not proposing this is the future of New York City, but I have noted that since Hurricane Sandy the media coverage of climate change in that part of the world is more reflective and – to be frank – conveying more anxiety over climate change.

Case in point this article titled Is this the end? and its accompanying image:

Obviously it is meant to be over-the-top and attention grabbing – especially in its use of such an iconic image as the Statue of Liberty.

Still, a haunting image.

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21 thoughts on “Image of day: the Statue of Liberty Underwater?

  1. James says:

    In the next couple of years the statue of liberty will be underwater because of Global Warming here is a link that will help you with the Global Warming red means how much has melted. http://www.greenlandmelting.com/ your welcome

  2. jyyh says:

    From another blog: “In the picture, some of the fish look to be about 30 feet long. Apparently a nuclear power plant was flooded out.”
    I am beginning to believe this was a setup made in some aquarium. Quite lifelike the rubber scuba divers, though.

  3. john byatt says:

    get some popcorn
    the deniers at just grounds

    Reply by Rob Moore 1 hour ago
    Hey Geoff Brown-

    I just had a look on “showgrounds” and I see Mikko chortling at a comment that you made

    quote-

    Geoff, love the discription that you placed at the top
    “Assembly Point for people deserting a sinking rat”

    It’s a free country mate but I could have sworn that you and I were sitting next to each other in a bus in Sydney a few weeks ago @ the AEF conference and you didn’t reveal these strong feelings to my face in the slightest………… I am finding this quite entertaining!

    Bit odd getting a lesson on “integrity” from you lot.

  4. john byatt says:

    did anybody actually click the link and read the article
    jared diamond is my second favourite author after rushdie

    his book collapse and the revelations about greenland should have a wider audience

  5. john byatt says:

    just grounds is tearing itself apart and some members have set up a new blog

    evacuationgrounds
    watch the loonies at play

  6. jyyh says:

    I guess the scuba guys are the maintenance crew. That there’s no tourists looking the statue would indicate the humans are mostly living above water.

    • Eric Worrall says:

      No, the world is flooded remember? Like the movie “Waterworld”. The humans are probably genetically modified as well, what you presume are wetsuits are actually acid resistant skins.

  7. jyyh says:

    Anyway… why no rust? I bet the civilization responsible for keeping the statue clean has installed some sort of protective tech on it, I’m of course assuming that’s salty water, though a couple of decades in fresh water would produce some too.

    • Eric Worrall says:

      Perhaps the oceans have become so acidified they are keeping the metal clean. The fish must be genetically modified to withstand the toxic affects of our CO2 pollution – last ditch attempts by our doomed civilisation to prevent total collapse of the biosphere.

  8. jyyh says:

    I mean like… that must take an awful lot of bleach and soaps to keep that piece of metal so spotless. But those have to be pretty environmentally friendly since there are fish nearby.

    • Eric Worrall says:

      I’m sure the artists never noticed their mistake – the closest a modern lefty environmentalist gets to actual nature these days is when they collapse in the gutter outside their favourite wine bar.

  9. jyyh says:

    who are the guys who have kept the statue clean of coral and stuff?? spooky.

  10. Eric Worrall says:

    Of course NY has somewhat heightened concern about climate, in the wake of Sandy – but you guys are making the same mistake as you did with Katrina. Your hyped up predictions of impending doom will fall flat, and people will wander off feeling disgust that they allowed themselves to be duped once again.

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