All those Republicans who say that they want more Homeland Security because they’re worried about attacks on American soil ought to be lining up to support efforts to fight climate change. Climate change, it turns out, is attacking American soil. There’s even an erosion of our bedrock values going on. This is right wing heaven!
I’m talking about a new study that finds that the Alaskan coast between Point Barrow and Prudhoe Bay, bordering on the Beaufort Sea, is retreating by close to 50 feet per year. The reasons: Rising sea levels, increase in seawater temperatures in the Arctic, and resulting wave activity. Immense blocks of coastline are dropping into the sea and then being washed away in no time flat.
If the erosion continues at this rate, Sarah Palin may soon have trouble watching Vladimir Putin rearing his head… when she’s not on book tour, I mean.