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  1. #1 Faked Pictures? 
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    The usually reliable web site ClimateProgress.org has an article called

    “No man is an island, but thanks to record Mississippi flooding, lots of homeowners now are”

    This article has lots of pictures of homeowners who have built levees to protect their homes from floodwaters. The pictures are stated to be from the magazine Popular Science. Am I the only person who recognizes that these pictures are fakes? Popular Science fakes pictures sometimes as a joke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelizzi
    The usually reliable web site ClimateProgress.org has an article called

    “No man is an island, but thanks to record Mississippi flooding, lots of homeowners now are”

    This article has lots of pictures of homeowners who have built levees to protect their homes from floodwaters. The pictures are stated to be from the magazine Popular Science. Am I the only person who recognizes that these pictures are fakes? Popular Science fakes pictures sometimes as a joke.
    The pictures were in Popsci. What's your problem, exactly? What makes you think they are "fake?"

    Also, why do you see the need to poison ClimateProgress' well with weasel words like "the usually reliable?"


    Here's the article, which is immensely simple to find on your own: http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...er-who-winning


    Now, if you're interested in pictures, and want to see some from the recent Mississippi flooding, check these out: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201..._flooding.html


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    They don't appear fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    Quote Originally Posted by mikelizzi
    The usually reliable web site ClimateProgress.org has an article called

    “No man is an island, but thanks to record Mississippi flooding, lots of homeowners now are”

    This article has lots of pictures of homeowners who have built levees to protect their homes from floodwaters. The pictures are stated to be from the magazine Popular Science. Am I the only person who recognizes that these pictures are fakes? Popular Science fakes pictures sometimes as a joke.
    The pictures were in Popsci. What's your problem, exactly? What makes you think they are "fake?"

    Also, why do you see the need to poison ClimateProgress' well with weasel words like "the usually reliable?"


    Here's the article, which is immensely simple to find on your own: http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...er-who-winning


    Now, if you're interested in pictures, and want to see some from the recent Mississippi flooding, check these out: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201..._flooding.html


    Wow. Didn't expect that kind of hostility. I happen to consider ClimateProgress a good site. I make use of them quite often when trying to understand climate issues. I don't consider the phrase "usually reliable" to be poisonous or weasel wording. That’s my personal assessment of their credibility.

    I scanned your reference. The pictures still look fake to me. I’m not an expert in Photoshop but the houses are too new and clean. No foundations are visible. The scale looks wrong. The houses appear (to me) to be copied and pasted into the scenes. I did send an email directly to ClimateProgress alerting them to my belief.

    I posted here to try to get more pairs of eyes looking at the pictures. If I’m the only one who feels they are fake, then maybe it’s just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelizzi
    Wow. Didn't expect that kind of hostility. I happen to consider ClimateProgress a good site.
    Apologize if I caused offense. Most newbies who come in and make their first post related to climate are ignorant deniers. Sorry I mispegged you as one.


    Quote Originally Posted by mikelizzi
    I scanned your reference. The pictures still look fake to me. I’m not an expert in Photoshop but the houses are too new and clean. No foundations are visible. The scale looks wrong. The houses appear (to me) to be copied and pasted into the scenes.
    Is it possible? Sure, I guess. I'm going to withhold judgement until I have more information support your point.


    Quote Originally Posted by mikelizzi
    I posted here to try to get more pairs of eyes looking at the pictures. If I’m the only one who feels they are fake, then maybe it’s just me.
    I appreciate your stating this. It is possible you're right. It is possible you're not. I don't have the same reaction you do, that's all.
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    Some amount of skepticism is healthy.

    Here are some larger images of home with levees.
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    I withdraw my challenge to the veracity of the pictures. I found what appears to be the originals to two of them. (They were cropped) After studying the two larger scenes, I believe them.

    I’m sorry if I provoked anyone. The scenes are just unreal. But I guess they are very real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelizzi
    I’m sorry if I provoked anyone.
    Not at all. No apologies needed. I'd just encourage you to keep your skepticism, but use it to research items more prior to landing on conclusions. I challenge things all the time, and quite enjoy calling bullshit when I see it. I just try to ensure I'm correct or have reason to do so before I actually do.
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