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George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 11,676 Senior Member
He could not beat back the tide with his sword, but these days you can do it with legislation - at least in North Carolina.

NAGS HEAD, N.C. — The dangers of climate change were revealed to Willo Kelly in a government conference room in the summer of 2011. By the end of the century, state officials said, the ocean would be 39 inches higher and her home on the Outer Banks would be swamped.

The state had detailed maps to illustrate this claim and was developing a Web site where people could check by street address to see if their property was doomed. There was no talk of salvation, no plan to hold back the tide. The 39-inch forecast was “a death sentence,” Kelly said, “for ever trying to sell your house.”

So Kelly, a lobbyist for Realtors and home builders on the Outer Banks, resolved to prove the forecast wrong. And thus began one of the nation’s most notorious battles over climate change.

Coastal residents joined forces with climate skeptics to attack the science of global warming and persuade North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature to deep-six the 39-inch projection, which had been advanced under the outgoing Democratic governor. Now, the state is working on a new forecast that will look only 30 years out and therefore show the seas rising by no more than eight inches.


Obviously this 39" forecast was the work of Satan and the Demon Democrats. And 39" equals Socialist Europe's and Pagan Elsewhere's metric system meter. A co-incidence? I think not.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ncs-outer-banks-got-a-scary-forecast-about-climate-change-so/2014/06/24/0042cf96-f6f3-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html
The GOP big tent now is the size of a pup tent, its floor splattered with guano.

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  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,967 Senior Member
    no matter what level, it appears that all we seem to care about is making a profit. Hurricane's aren't enough to discourage buying on the outer banks?

    I wonder if it ever sank into their pointy little heads that.....never mind, nothing much sinks into a pointy little head, it all rolls off.
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • EdBEdB Senior Member Posts: 3,099 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    no matter what level, it appears that all we seem to care about is making a profit. Hurricane's aren't enough to discourage buying on the outer banks?

    I wonder if it ever sank into their pointy little heads that.....never mind, nothing much sinks into a pointy little head, it all rolls off.

    Making a profit is the essence of the money system. As long as we have the money system, fossil fuels will continue to be used to power vehicles which are very profitable. Houses will continue to be built and sold wherever money can be made, regardless of how little common sense is part of the deal. Don't blame the people who have been brainwashed to think there is no better way, they're playing by the money system rules

    Change the system so that the only choices people have are environmentally conservative and use scientific common sense to plan housing and transportation. The only way to reverse system caused global climate change which harms the environment is to get rid of the money system which inherently prevents environmentally friendly policies.
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 6,020 Senior Member
    EdB wrote: »
    As long as we have the money system, fossil fuels will continue to be used to power vehicles which are very profitable.

    Agreed. Without the money system holding us back we could all be powering our vehicles with methane harvested from pink unicorns flatulence.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 12,276 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    Hurricane's aren't enough to discourage buying on the outer banks?

    Being in the business that sells product to that area, I've learned over the years that the people who build there have more money than brains. They continually have problems with the products (ours and our competitors) due to high winds and rain and sometimes even the hurricanes themselves.

    On the flip side...their retardedness has meant job security for me over the years.

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