NY Times: Forget North Korea, Guam Is In Danger from ‘Climate Change’

They can’t help themselves, Climarettes (tourettes for Warmists) jumps up again

North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

The island of Guam made rare headlines this week when North Korea, responding to blustery language from President Trump, threatened to fire four ballistic missiles into waters near the American territory’s shores. Some Guam residents told reporters that they worried what might happen if North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, were actually to follow through.

Scientists in Guam, however, say they have at least one other major threat in mind: climate change.

“We know that it’s serious,” said Austin J. Shelton III, a marine biologist and the executive director of the Center for Island Sustainability at the University of Guam. “Some of the impacts are here, and a lot more are coming.”

Yes, the paper actually when there. A bit of Trump Derangement Syndrome with some #Resist (because the Times is totally neutral, you guys), followed by issue shifting to Hotcoldwetdry.

A key concern is how reef damage could affect a $1.4 billion tourism sector that, according to the Guam Visitors Bureau, accounts for 60 percent of Guam’s annual business revenue and nearly a third of its nonfederal employment.

Well, then perhaps they shouldn’t be advocating that people use vast amounts of fossil fuels for tourism.

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6 Responses to “NY Times: Forget North Korea, Guam Is In Danger from ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Oldav8r says:

    Nothing to worry about – Guam is going to tip over long before the climate has any effect.

  2. Jeffery says:

    An attack from North Korea is very remote, global warming is a certainty.

    tRumpski is making a North Korea attack more likely while denying global warming. Thank you for voting for this asswipe.

  3. JGlanton says:

    I listened to NPR for a while in the car.
    I learned that Guam is under threat because of America’s policy of keeping unnecessary military bases overseas. Due to our cold war mentality. And that we could be providing health care for more poor people if we saved money by closing these bases.

    I learned that American bases cause erosion of traditional Guam culture. And traffic. American bases pollute Guam. Guam does not have a democracy because they don’t have full representation in congress and because they don’t get full SS disability payments and other entitlements.

    It was all bad. America is stupid and cruel. There was nothing positive to say about Guam being an American territory.

  4. Jl says:

    “Some of the impacts are here..”. Really? What are they, and the proof they are tied to AGW is…..? “A lot more are coming..”. Why of course. They’ll always be 10 yrs away.

  5. JGlanton says:

    Guam is a smallish tropical island (210 square miles, 540 km2), nominally occupied by the US Federal government, whose economy depends almost entirely on the presence, and expansion, of US Military bases there.

    A burgeoning tourist industry supplies 30% of the non-governmental employment and is focused on tropical-island tourist attractions — beaches, reefs, etc.

    When the tourist business is on full swing, the island must support a total of nearly 300,000 people — up from the 20,000 natives on the island in 1945.

    The major threats to Guam are its successes: Development of and by the US Military Bases with their massive support requirements, the tourist industry and the incumbent population increases which place enormous demands on the local environment.

    As is true of all tropical islands, weather is a continuing concern and when weather acts up, such as major typhoons, it is always a threat. The cure to this threat is to build-in societal and structural resilience.

    Climate change is no more threat in Guam today than it has ever been.


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