MrBallou: ...persuade North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature to deep-six the 39-inch projection...Not a real challenging lobbying task there.
Walker: Ironically this will only affect rich people aka the GOP. Poor people can't afford to live at the beach. Have fun watching your beach houses wash away.
Lando Lincoln: "They realize this is going to have a huge impact on the coastal economy and coastal development interests. And, at this point, we don't actually know what we're going to do about it."Oh, I know what we're going to do about it: nothing. Nothing that would actually make a real difference. These peoples' homes are doomed. Get used to it.
Walker: Ironically this will only affect rich people aka the GOP.
WI241TH: 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.Thus solving the problem once and for all.[i.imgur.com image 325x250]
red230: This seems like a great opportunity for smart people to make a lot of money in real estate. Houses on the beach sell for a premium but the threat of rising sea levels will make the value of those properties plummet. A savvy investor that truly understands that climate change is impossible should be able to make a killing in real estate by buying up undervalued beachfront homes being sold by global warming alarmists and then selling them at a premium once global warming has been debunked as a hoax. This is a win-win situation. Global warming fear mongers with beachfront property will take a financial bath while the smart investor will be able to make a fortune. I see nothing bad that could possibly happen in this scenario.
Chummer45: Walker: Ironically this will only affect rich people aka the GOP. Poor people can't afford to live at the beach. Have fun watching your beach houses wash away.And I wonder whether they'll demand compensation from the government when that happens?
EngineerAU: Walker: Ironically this will only affect rich people aka the GOP. Poor people can't afford to live at the beach. Have fun watching your beach houses wash away.... and get rebuilt using the subsidized federal flood insurance program and outright disaster grants.
Dr Dreidel: // used to work for FEMA
JackieRabbit: The Republican-inflicted legislature can do whatever it wants. Insurers, banks and future homebuyers will do what they must, which is, not insure oceanfront property, which means buyers won't buy and banks won't finance. Stupidity rarely follows the money.cue?
Lando Lincoln: Dr Dreidel: // used to work for FEMADid you ever get to see the plans for the concentration camps, or did you leave before Obama took office?
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