Al Black

Jul 30, 2017

1 min read

I get it that you believe in the over-hyped “worst-case scenarios” of Climate Change, and that you rabidly hate President Trump. I’d ask why, but the answer is obvious: you are a Left Winger, a true believer in the Church of Al Gore. That explains both otherwise inexplicable opinions.

Here’s an inconvenient Truth for you:

The average temperature in Antarctica is -30 C. The freezing point of water is 0 degrees C, so the Antarctic Ice cap isn’t “disintegrating” any time soon. The floating ice sheets in the Antarctic and over the North Pole are irrelevant as they already displace their mass in water, so their melting will not change the sea-level one iota. The sea is rising, however, at an average rate of 1.9mm per year for the last 2000 years. That is 7 1/2 inches per Century: eventually that will inundate some coastal areas. We will have to build sea walls or move inland. Miami may end up as an American Venice in a couple of Centuries. I predict we will cope, as we always have, that Climate Change will prove to be no big deal, and that Trump will eventually be recognised as one of the first to see that.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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