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Miami Will Likely Be Underwater Before Congress Acts on Climate Change
National Journal ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ronald Brownstein

Posted on 05/18/2014 11:50:50 AM PDT by QT3.14

Miami will likely be underwater before the Senate can muster enough votes to meaningfully confront climate change. And probably Tampa and Charleston, too—two other cities that last week's National Climate Assessment placed at maximum risk from rising sea levels.

Even as studies proliferate on the dangers of a changing climate, the issue's underlying politics virtually ensure that Congress will remain paralyzed over it indefinitely. That means the U.S. response for the foreseeable future is likely to come through executive-branch actions, such as the regulations on carbon emissions from power plants that the Environmental Protection Agency is due to propose next month. And that means climate change will likely spike as a point of conflict in the 2016 presidential race.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; climate; climatechange; climatedisruption; cuba; florida; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; weather
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1 posted on 05/18/2014 11:50:50 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Detroit is under water right now. What difference does it make? /S


2 posted on 05/18/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: QT3.14

Good thing that the DNC owns the US Patent
for carbon credits.

That will make them a LOT of money in this.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: QT3.14

So what’s the problem?


4 posted on 05/18/2014 11:52:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: QT3.14
Hat Tip to Steven Goddard using the term Klimate Klux Klan for those trying to cram GW down our throats.

I guess that makes Gore the Grand Klimatologist?

5 posted on 05/18/2014 11:53:26 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14
Miami will likely be underwater before the Senate can muster enough votes to meaningfully confront climate change.

.. and this is a bad thing WHY?

6 posted on 05/18/2014 11:53:29 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: QT3.14

The hell with Miami! I’m holding out for Washington DC.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 11:54:02 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Ken522

The beach will be a little closer now!


8 posted on 05/18/2014 11:54:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: QT3.14
Miami Will Likely Be Underwater Before Congress Acts on Climate Change

Thanks to Ron Brownstein for a good laugh. I needed that...

5.56mm

9 posted on 05/18/2014 11:55:02 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: QT3.14

Cool. That may make my home on a hill waterfront property. Think I’ll contact a contractor about a small dock for my boat.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 11:55:12 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: QT3.14

There’s a lot of democrats in Miami, so I am just fine with them going for a nice swim.

Any way we can speed it up?


11 posted on 05/18/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: QT3.14

The sea isn’t going to rise you idiots!


12 posted on 05/18/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: QT3.14

More Ku Klux Klimatology.

I can hardly wait to see them on the icebergs sailing up the Bay of Funday off shore Maine.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 11:56:38 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: QT3.14

"WE ARE DOOMED"

14 posted on 05/18/2014 11:56:52 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: x1stcav

Thinking that maybe 1000 years from now Miami will probably see maybe a 10 foot approach of the high tide line... at most. During that time, normal demolition and rebuilding will have taken care of the issue.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 11:57:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: QT3.14

Hell will likely freeze over before Miami is underwater.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: QT3.14

Of course it will.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 11:57:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: M Kehoe

Current sea level rise is about 3 mm/year worldwide. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1/32nd of an inch!


18 posted on 05/18/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: QT3.14
I'm willing to consider a carbon tax the minute its proponents are willing to offer a money-back guarantee. If we pass a carbon tax and Miami gets inundated anyway, the tax payments are rebated back to the taxpayers, with interest.

Never heard of a single one of these carbon tax chumps get behind my proposal, though. I wonder why...;-)
19 posted on 05/18/2014 11:59:42 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: QT3.14
Twenty-two billionaires—just shy of two percent of the world's total—have purchased units in a condominium tower being built in Sunny Isles Beach, a small city in Miami-Dade County. The 60-story Porsche Design Tower features the normal super-rich perks, including units as large as 17,000 square feet, and swimming pool- and kitchen-equipped balconies as large as 1,600 square feet.

link

20 posted on 05/18/2014 12:00:44 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: QT3.14

21 posted on 05/18/2014 12:01:56 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: QT3.14

Let’s start the evacuations immediately!! (The first week of November would be good...)


22 posted on 05/18/2014 12:02:55 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: x1stcav

> The hell with Miami! I’m holding out for Washington DC.

San Francisco too...


23 posted on 05/18/2014 12:03:36 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: QT3.14

If we can keep all the leftists from moving out of the coastal cities, I’m all for a major sea-level rise.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 12:03:58 PM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: QT3.14

http://www.lordmoncktonfoundation.com/articles

The best collection of articles which show how the Klu Klux Klimatologists lie.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Slings and Arrows
The Shamans, Witch Doctors and High Priests declare there will be floods and terrible storms unless the worshipers give all they have to the temple caste. So it is. So it has always been. The purveyors of doom are the same today as they have always been.
They are the mad half-men, half-gods who cut out the hearts of their captives and feed them to their temple maw.
They are the temple priestesses, the vestal virgins who sell their sweet gifts to their devout worshipers.
They are the money changers who buy carbon credits and grow fat and wealthy on the adulation of worshippers of Gaea.
They are the followers of Moloch whose reign of tyranny must be ended if we are to once again be the people of the Cross, the followers of the One True Christ, the lovers of God and His chosen people, the Jews.
26 posted on 05/18/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: QT3.14

Can’t say it here but my response would be “N-word, plea


27 posted on 05/18/2014 12:08:32 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Ken522
Miami will likely be underwater before the Senate can muster enough votes to meaningfully confront climate change.

Confronting a delusion by refusing to base any action on it isn't meaningful? How does this dude focus on typing while his hair's on fire?

28 posted on 05/18/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: QT3.14

Excellent.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 12:09:23 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: QT3.14
Miami Will Likely Be Underwater Before Congress Acts on Climate Change

Okay.......and the down side of this would be???

30 posted on 05/18/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: QT3.14

If Congress were to “act” and the prognostications of the Warmists were to somehow, improbably turn out accurate, it would not change one single thing and they’ve admitted as much.

When the day comes that China and sundry other leftist most favored nations are targeted by the same draconian, economy-sapping penalties, I’ll believe they’re serious. Carbon emissions from China or Bangladesh are indistinguishable from carbon emissions in the United States. If the one is dire, so is the other.

Until then, it’s just another socialist wealth redistribution scheme.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 12:14:03 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: HiTech RedNeck

For millions of years, the beach was all the way up to Atlanta. Where is the ideal shore line?


32 posted on 05/18/2014 12:16:04 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: QT3.14

Twice a day the water in Miami rises at an alarming rate but for some reason it then recedes. Just imagine if it didn’t stop and go back down, now panic about that and call for laws to stop it.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 12:16:19 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: QT3.14

What about Detroit?


34 posted on 05/18/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: QT3.14

What a scientific article.
One paragraph about the threat, and who is threatened, of course backed up by all zero of the facts he sited..
and then we get to the real poop of the article....Obama,Obama,Obama,evil rich,Obama,Obama,Obama,Obama,democrats struggling, republicans mocking, Obama,Obama,Obama...


35 posted on 05/18/2014 12:17:35 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Ken522

Miami can go all Venice on us, and build its new structures using the foundations and first couple of floors as their new base, while using boats as surface transportation.

There is precedent for building a city up from its old foundations, and making the first floor into basements. Most of downtown Chicago is constructed just that way - the sidewalks were vaulted, and a new sidewalk was built on the top of that vault, with access to the SECOND floor as the entry. Vast amounts of earth and stone were brought in to raise the street levels to that of the second floor, but the old “underground” still exists, beneath the sidewalks.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 12:17:51 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
For millions of years, the beach was all the way up to Atlanta. Where is the ideal shore line?

Right where it is, of course. Anything else creates scary statistics. And we know how leftists have a love-hate relationship with scary statistics. There is no scheme too draconian to put them off of their statistically normative belief system, in any instance of statistical variance.

37 posted on 05/18/2014 12:19:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: QT3.14
I think my house in Houston is about 50ft elevation. How long before I have a beachfront property?
38 posted on 05/18/2014 12:19:46 PM PDT by Ditter
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Just one question...How soon can we move the US Capitol to Miami?


39 posted on 05/18/2014 12:20:39 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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40 posted on 05/18/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Ditter

Three feet before I do. :)


41 posted on 05/18/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: QT3.14

Doesn’t matter — it’s already too late.

I heard that on the news.


42 posted on 05/18/2014 12:28:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: QT3.14

And the entire country will be underwater if the congress does act.


43 posted on 05/18/2014 12:28:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: moose07

I am guessing you have beach front property already. ;)


44 posted on 05/18/2014 12:29:18 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Jim Robinson

Excellent, that sums it all up right there


45 posted on 05/18/2014 12:30:08 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: QT3.14

Ronald Brownstein’s feeling is IF congress doesn’t move fast enough the President can do whatever the hell he wants to do?

When we have a Republican President will Ronald Brownstein understand defunding the IRS, EPA, and Homeland is ‘taking too long’ because the democrat “Congress (is) deluged by partisan polarization and money from interest groups”... or will Brownstein assume democrats are acting on principle when they attempt to block us?

My guess is Ronald Brownstein lacks the wit to apply a single standard... that for him it will be one standard for his beloved democrat President and a much different standard for a Republican President. The guy’s a biased fool.


46 posted on 05/18/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will ‘death panel our vets they’ll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: chris37
...so I am just fine with them going for a nice swim.

Will the EPA fine DWS for the amount of grease from her hair released into the ocean?

47 posted on 05/18/2014 12:32:19 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: QT3.14

One thing that will blow your mind - it did mine. You can be driving somewhere near Coral Gables or someplace and go over a little bump in the road - and there’s a sign post indicating that this is the “highest point” in Miami. Take home message - Miami (and by extension all of that SF area) is flat as Rachel Corrie post bulldozer.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 12:32:46 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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Wow these people are stupid. The temperature at the South pole is a constant -73 degrees everyday. that reads “all the time”. Anybody ever see ice melt at that temperature?
49 posted on 05/18/2014 12:33:27 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: QT3.14

Really? Well everyone needs to stop breathing, that is one of the causes, all that carbon dioxide that humans produce by breathing. These assclowns need to be arrested for all the propaganda they create. Once again destroying this country and its ability to lead the world.


50 posted on 05/18/2014 12:33:35 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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