South England’s Coasts Contradict Climate Denial
Right wingers, loathe to accept the idea that people will need to exercise self-restraint in order to continue to thrive on Planet Earth, are lashing out at the science of climate change much as many people once rejected the idea that the Earth is round. At the 60 Minutes site on Yahoo, one such person comments,
“There is no global warming and sea levels are not rising. This is coming from the communist Left, which is incompetent at science and hates technology. Yes that’s what has always been behind 60 Minutes. They won’t let you hear the other side. Do not worry. Global warming is not proven by localized events.”
The fact is that global warming is already causing sufficient increases in sea level to cause localized events around the world. Coastal communities in the south of England, for example are already being forced to make decisions about which areas will receive sea wall protection, and which areas will be allowed to flood. Michael Byrnes at Reuters writes that local adaptation to rising sea levels is “already happening in the south of England, where local councils and governments could not afford to protect all areas from sea water erosion as land continued to sink.”
There is a massive amount of evidence of the reality of global warming. There is no evidence, however, of international Communist plot involving 60 Minutes to trick people into accepting the idea of global warming.