A Warmist Goes To The Beach And Worries About “Climate Change”

Most people go to the beach and have a good time, enjoying the sun, sea, sand, and great seafood. Not a Warmist

A day at the beach reminds why action on climate change comes so slowly

A couple of weekends ago, I spent a pleasant two days in Cape May. (snip)

Jersey Shore towns are not just tourist spots. For so many, they are home, laden with generational meaning, or at the very least, a seasonal home that features heavily in a family’s narrative of who it is. .

This point came up often last summer when WHYY held its Ready for Next Time? community forums about how to rebuild the Shore post-Sandy.

A key topic was climate change and sea-level rise, which threaten to obliterate huge chunks of the Shore by the end of the century, or sooner. (snip)

“Of course, this is what should be done, what makes the most sense for the long haul,” said one surfer/contractor from Long Beach Island. “Everyone in this room knows that. But we also know it’ll never happen until it’s too late. There’s too much politics, too much money riding on the way the Shore is now.”

These were thoughtful folks, not fact-averse climate change deniers. (snip)

We can’t keep ducking the hard, emotional work that climate change demands of us. But we shouldn’t pretend that this work is easy for the people with the most to lose in the short term.

Say, how did the writer, Chris Satullo, get to Cape May, when he lives in the Philly area?

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6 Responses to “A Warmist Goes To The Beach And Worries About “Climate Change””

  1. Jeffery says:

    Cape May is worth the trip.

    Maybe he drove his Prius. Or took the train to Atlantic City and rented a Chevy Volt. What difference does it make?

    You try to refute the theory of AGW by personally attacking others. Doesn’t work that way.

  2. jl says:

    And you try to prove the theory of AGW by saying “it’s warming!..”, even though it’s not, and even if it was doesn’t prove causation. It doesn’t work that way.

  3. Jeffery says:

    j,

    Sorry, but you don’t prove a theory, but rather evidence accumulates that is either consistent with the theory or not.

    The evidence says it’s warming. The GISTEMP, NOAA, BEST, HADCRUT and UAH all show surface warming. The oceans are warming even faster.

    Even your leader now agrees that it’s warming.

    What data would you need to see to “prove” to your satisfaction that CO2 is causing the warming?

  4. gitarcarver says:

    What data would you need to see to “prove” to your satisfaction that CO2 is causing the warming?

    Geez Jeffery, this has been answered so many times that you would think that you would have read it at least once.

    Either you don’t want to actually deal with the answer or are lying that you never saw it.

    Makes no matter to the rest of the world.

  5. Nighthawk says:

    What data would you need to see to “prove” to your satisfaction that CO2 is causing the warming?

    There is no data you could present because it has been shown, time and again, that rises in CO2 levels lag warming, NOT the cause of warming.

    But, of course, you will continue to ignore this.

  6. Trish Mac says:

    You should see the highways from Phila to the “shore” (NJ’s southern beaches) Packed on Fridays and the beach towns filled with gas guzzling SUVs and the like.
    Sea Isle City NJ north of Cape May, is under sea level. They have known this forever. It only makes sense that it floods every time there is a heavy rain, let alone tropical or hurricane conditions. But now they will try to use global warming to say something must be done? How about those folks who build and rebuild on land meant to be flooded, don’t get to keep doing that?

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