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6/16/2017 7:50 am  #1

Just Keep Your Head in the Sand,,,er, Mud

Islanders in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay could be among the first "climate change refugees" in the continental United States as rising seas claim their historic fishing village, a report released Thursday concludes.

Donald Trump's advice, "Don't worry about it".
“He said that ‘your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.”

So, let's examine the Donald's scientific theory.
It was there before. Therefore, it will always be there.
Doesn't matter what people who actually study and measure think.
Trump Believes.
Hey, good enough for me!

Donald Trump to mayor of island sinking due to climate change: Don’t worry about it!

Despite scientists saying climate change has caused the island to shrink both Trump and the mayor want to ignore it

After President Donald Trump watched a story aired on CNN — a network he says he never watches — which detailed the devastating impact climate change has had on a small island in the Chesapeake Bay, he called the mayor of the island to inform him that everything would be just fine.

Virginia’s Tangier Island is shrinking at a rate of 15 feet each year, the Washington Post noted, and the Army Corps of Engineers has said the cause is from “coastal erosion and rising sea levels.” But that wasn’t enough to convince the president, or even the island’s Mayor James Eskridge.

“Donald Trump, if you see this, whatever you can do, we welcome any help you can give us,” Eskridge told CNN. “I love Trump as much as any family member I got.”

Eskridge got his wish, and the president gave him a call.

“He said we shouldn’t worry about rising sea levels,” Eskridge told the Post. “He said that ‘your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.”

Trump and the island’s mayor both agreed that sea level rise is not a concern of theirs. “Like the president, I’m not concerned about sea level rise,” Eskridge told the Post. “I’m on the water daily, and I just don’t see it.”

The main concern for Eskridge as well as many other residents on the island are worried “about the erosion caused by the Chesapeake’s water pounding on the island’s shores. He said he believes this is why his home is disappearing at an alarming rate, the Post reported. Trump seemed to agree with him and suggested that he may stop by so the two could discuss it.

Scientists have said the island’s 450 residents, who overwhelmingly supported Trump in the November election, may need to completely abandon the island in the next few decades. Many of the residents are descendants of its first settlers back in the 17th century, according to the Post.

Last edited by Goose (6/16/2017 7:51 am)

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

6/16/2017 8:15 am  #2

Re: Just Keep Your Head in the Sand,,,er, Mud

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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