Last week, the city of Portland launched a pilot program to buy one-way tickets for homeless people who say they have family to stay with in another city. Portland insists that — prior to purchasing the tickets — agents verify whether or not the person actually has family to stay with. They also plan on […]
Source: Cities buying one-way tickets to Seattle for their own homeless – Shift Washington
Source: Zillow “Study” on Sea Level Rise Ignores the Science
Five thousand homes are at risk, says the article published by KIRO 7 News. Sea level rise, caused by human-induced climate change, is the cause. If sea levels rise by six feet, says the report, “the prediction would be for 5,000 underwater homes across Puget Sound.” Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas told KIRO 7, “one of our aspirations is to bring awareness of the risk of climate change to the real estate community and to homebuyers.”
There is a big problem though. Their projections are, essentially, made up.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is frequently referred to as the “climate consensus,” used by Al Gore and others on the left to show the risk of climate change.
The most recent report from the IPCC includes this graph. It says the highest possible sea level increase by the year 2100 is one meter, about three feet. The most likely scenario is about one-and-a-half feet. Zillow’s projection of six feet is four times the likely projection in the climate consensus.
Zillow doesn’t use IPCC data – a move that would get others called a “denier” by the left – choosing instead to use the Climate Science Special Report from U.S. government agencies. Here is what that report says about likely sea level rise: “Relative to the year 2000, [global mean sea level] GMSL is very likely to rise by…1 to 4 feet (30-130 cm) by 2100” with “low confidence in upper bounds for 2100” (emphasis theirs). In other words, they admit this is speculation and have almost zero confidence in these numbers.
When Zillow’s senior economist speculates about sea levels rising to six feet, not only does he use a number that is 50 percent higher than the maximum projection from their own preferred source, but even that maximum projection is flimsy, with a “low confidence” of accuracy.
Put simply, Zillow used dubious projections and then significantly padded even that exaggerated number.
They justify this invention because their source says a projection of eight feet “cannot be excluded.” By that logic, neither can a major asteroid strike, but everyone would recognize that a report on the risk to homes from such a projection would be ridiculous.
It is remarkable how often we are lectured about following the science on climate change by those who make no effort to accurately present the data in that science. The same people who lecture others about “following the science” do not do so themselves. They preach that science is absolute and should be treated with reverence, yet manipulate and inflate the data to fit a preferred narrative.
LYNNWOOD — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday efforts are under way to ensure the new mid-size airplane on Boeing drawing boards is eventually built in Washington.
Inslee said his staff has had “discussions with industry leaders” about the new plane, which company executives have unofficially dubbed the 797 and would be a replacement for the 757. Boeing officials offered details of the future aircraft at the Paris Air Show in June.
Source: Inslee urges Boeing to build its new jet in Washington | HeraldNet.com
[Ed.: Someone woke Inslee up long enough for him to do something? Oh, wait, no, “his staff had discussions”, so nobody had to rouse “Sleepy Jay Inslee”. I’m sure that KTTH host Todd Herman will be happy to know that no winks were harmed in the making of this story.]
Amazon announced plans early Thursday morning to open a second headquarters “fully equal” to its Seattle home, calling on local governments across North America to submit proposals. The news immediately ignited speculation that the e-commerce giant is outgrowing its hometown and introduced questions about whether Amazon’s complex relationship with Seattle is to blame.
Source: ‘It’s never too late to say we’re sorry’: Seattle leaders respond to Amazon plans to establish second HQ outside its hometown
Hoping to take advantage of a void in the market after shutting down a string of brothels, Bellevue police and the King County Sheriff’s Office opened their own brothel, setting up a sting in a condo. They wound up making more than 100 arrests.
Source: 110 arrested in Bellevue prostitution sting set up ‘to fill void’ after Asian brothels shut down | The Seattle Times
Construction of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal kicked off with a celebration on Wednesday. The future ferry terminal site is one-third mile east of the existing terminal.
Source: Construction kicks off for new Mukilteo ferry terminal
City officials are aiming to eliminate some companies the ability to offer people living with disabilities with sub-minimum wages. Jason Rantz says people with disabilities will lose hours or even jobs.
Source: Rantz: The latest heartless, harmful Seattle policy fight
Eastern Washington University is partnering with Microsoft on a new data analytics degree designed to prepare students to enter a fast-growing field.
Source: EWU and Microsoft join forces on new degree program | The Spokesman-Review
Meanwhile, some are slated to reopen, and some have already been replaced — and new restaurant openings continue at an unprecedented pace.
Source: 3 surprising Seattle restaurant closures — plus 11 more | The Seattle Times
A Washington state waitress has been charged with first-degree theft after authorities say she skimmed about $30,000 from a restaurant throughout the course of nine years.
Source: Waitress confesses to skimming $30,000 from Bainbridge Island diner | Q13 FOX News