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Winston-Salem Journal: Politicians “totally irresponsible” on sea-level rise

The Winston-Salem Journal gets it right this morning in its characterization of the recent actions of state leaders on sea-level rise:

“Plan for the worst; hope for the best.

That’s the best strategy to follow with regard to global warming, rising sea levels and development along the North Carolina coast. But our General Assembly and Gov. Bev Perdue are using a totally irresponsible approach in planning for the best and hoping that the worst doesn’t happen any time soon.”

You can read the entire editorial by clicking here.

4 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    August 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

    From the last line of the article, “Mother Nature plays by her own rules.” Indeed it does and by extension Mother Nature does not play by fictional rules from fraudulent science which grossly overestimates sea level rise. It makes no sense to base sea level rise that are based on climate modeling that has never predicted anything correctly so far. The models include a factor of 3 for imagined water vapor amplication effects. The models do not match reality due to the amplication factor theory. It is much more sensible to base predictions on the actual data rather than on models that include this amplication factor. http://joannenova.com.au/2012/01/dr-david-evans-the-skeptics-case/ The actual data shows a rate that if continues will be 8″ over the next 88 years. So given a choice between fraudulent science or actual data, the smart approach is do exactly what the NC Legislature is doing, using actual data. That ladies and gentlemen is true science using data not models.

  2. david esmay

    August 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Frank, it is possible for you to cite anyone who is not funded by Heritage or Heartland? 97% of all real scientists, not bloggers, not former T.V. meteorologists, believe the opposite. Conspiracy theorists are not taken seriously, therefore you are guilty by association.

  3. Frank Burns

    August 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    David,
    I don’t care who funded my reference and neither should you. Look at the text of the article, he is correct. Even the Sierra Club would not argue with what he says.

  4. Doug

    August 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Great article in the Wall St. journal today by several experts debunking the entire global warming theories. I’m amazed that so many gullible people (many on this blog) believed this stupid argument. Follow the money , and you can easily trace the origin of this chicanery.

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