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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez predicted that Miami will no longer exist in just a couple of years if the Green New Deal is not passed. "When it comes to climate change, what is not realistic is not responding with a solution on the scale of the crisis " because what's not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years," the New York Democrat said Wednesday at an NAACP forum. "So we need to be realistic about the problem." Ocasio-Cortez, 29, touted the Green New Deal as the solution to that problem.

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If Miami goes under half the state is under, Orlando will be beach front! ... better sell now those in Southern Florida!

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She's a scientist, and if you disagree with her you're a science denialist.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 08:52 AM | Reply

Actually she said a "few years" so give her the benefit of the doubt; that could mean as many as 10 years. That should be enough time for people to sell their property and move, so cheer up, Miami.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 08:56 AM | Reply

--So we need to be realistic about the problem."

Being realistic would mean halting construction in coastal flood plains subject to rising tides. If the New Green Scheme was passed today, it couldn't possibly make a dent in sea levels for decades, if ever.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 10:32 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Yeah but people feel good about themselves, and contempt for anyone not like them.

That's what all this is about in the end, just feeling good.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Being realistic would mean halting construction in coastal flood plains subject to rising tides.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 201

Being realistic would mean a gradual shift of population centers inland, yes. There's enough time to do that without emergency migrations and the famines and social disorder associated with that.

There's no reason to expect most modern Republicans to support such strategic behavior; and no reason to expect any Trumpite to support it.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-14 10:57 AM | Reply

That's what all this is about in the end, just feeling good.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 201

Who feels good? Who is likely to feel good?

I plan to visit at least one favorite Texas place that is three feet above sea level because it is now just so very temporary.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-14 10:58 AM | Reply

That's what all this is about in the end, just feeling good.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 10:41 A

You guys slay me. There's every likelihood the climate shift will mark a turn of civilizations, with this one ending and something different taking its place. If we're lucky, it won't mean a human population filter like several we've had in our short history.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-14 11:02 AM | Reply

--There's no reason to expect most modern Republicans to support such strategic behavior

Or Democrats. They cling to this fantasy of a new green scheme that will maintain the status quo of existing population patterns. The only candidate who suggested moving people to higher ground is Andrew Yang, and he was just ignored or derided by the greenies. Let me know when Democrats are willing to support "strategic behavior" that will devastate property values on the Southeast coast.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 11:13 AM | Reply

Sold my condo in Miami around two years ago

Used to be we got some flooding during a king tide and a storm

Years later, every high tide and a storm

Then every king tide

When I sold, some streets were flooding every high tide

The only people in denial are those who have nothing invested and nothing on the line

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-14 11:18 AM | Reply

Poor people from Florida. They don't stand a chance just like o'bummer's new castle he bought on the sea shore.

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-09-14 01:51 PM | Reply

"When I sold, some streets were flooding every high tide
The only people in denial are those who have nothing invested and nothing on the line
#9 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES "

So some streets are flooding twice a day and they weren't a few years ago? Perhaps the streets are sinking. Structures do that.

I drive down A1A in Florida frequently the two or three times a year I go to Melbourne to visit my sister. I love that road and driving it. It is barely above sea level in places and it looks as close to the sea and high tide now as it did 40 years ago when I was in the Navy stationed in Jax and drove up and down it. Wouldn't rising sea levels affect the entire planet and not only a Miami neighborhood? Water seeks its own level.

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-14 04:22 PM | Reply

I plan to visit at least one favorite Texas place that is three feet above sea level because it is now just so very temporary.

#6 | POSTED BY ZED

YOLO

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 04:28 PM | Reply

I'll believe it when I see it in Sharpie.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-14 04:30 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

So the last 1/2 inch (and I am being kind) did all that?
www.epa.gov

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll believe it when I see it in Sharpie.
#13 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Thats the spirit Snoofy....

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 04:32 PM | Reply

What's funny is that in ten years, when we're still arguing about this topic, people will point to statements by her as if they were widespread or believed as proof that climate change is alarmism that isn't really happening.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-14 04:59 PM | Reply

I wonder what the presidential candidates and co-sponsors of the New Green Scheme-- Warren, Sanders, Harris and Booker, have to say about AOC's latest musings. Do they also think Miami has only a few years left?

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 07:01 PM | Reply

Miami will be under water but not Daytona?

Are the Keys under yet?

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 12:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Are the Keys under yet?

Should have been by now according to Dr. Albert Gore's study, "An inconvenient truth"(2006).

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-15 09:01 AM | Reply

Lordy, lordy. Indonesia is moving it's capital and some people think it's significant the Keys aren't drowned, yet.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 09:49 AM | Reply

The Far Right doesn't do climate change. When the first island nation vanishes they'll greet that with a great big yawn. The Florida Keys? They'll be glad to tell you how insignificant they were. Miami? What you get for housing homosexuals.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-15 09:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Indonesia is moving it's capital
#20 | POSTED BY ZED

Which has nothing to do with rising oceans or climate change, Panic Man.

#22 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 10:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Indonesia is moving it's capital

LOL So, it has nothing to do with rising sea levels .. the seawall designed to protect them, are falling at an estimated 25cm a year, due to subsidence.

Do you know what that means?

HINT: It has nothing to do with SeaLevels rising.

The Far Right doesn't do climate change.

The left doesn't know climate change, its full of hysteria..

#23 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-15 10:06 AM | Reply

Jakarta is sinking. It has nothing to do with rising sea levels. They pumped out all of their groundwater to supply 10 million people.

"Jakarta's subsidence has been caused by rampant construction and groundwater extraction, prompted by poor planning that has left some 40 per cent of the city, mostly in the northern areas, without a piped water system.

Heri Andreas, an earth scientist at Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology, calculates that in some areas the ground is already two to four metres below sea level. "Based on our measurement the city is sinking by one to 20 cm a year," he said."

#24 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-15 10:10 AM | Reply

--The Far Right doesn't do climate change.

Neither do Democrats. Only 10 years left--as of 2018--and they've passed no legislation since they took the House. Clearly they aren't going to pass anything until 2021, when there will be only 8 years left.

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-15 10:14 AM | Reply

Well, then I guess obama's new home will be under water also. Shouldn't he have known better than to buy on the ocean at Martha's Vineyard, being so well informed about global warning. This indicates tha {a} his really is not all that smart, or {b} he really does not buy into all 'the sky is falling and we're all going to die' climate warming believers.

#26 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-09-15 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Neither do Democrats. Only 10 years left--as of 2018--and they've passed no legislation since they took the House."

That's just a flat out lie. The Senate refuses to take up the legislation they've passed.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-16 11:45 AM | Reply

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