Global warming could cut my old neighborhood off from the rest of Long Island

Global warming could cut my old neighborhood off from the rest of Long Island
The image above comes from ClimateCentral.org. You can put in your zip code or city name, and see how rising sea levels would affect that area. So, I put in 11743 (Huntington, Long Island, NY) and scrolled over to the Causeway. People from Lloyd Harbor and Lloyd Neck know what it is, but for everyone else, it’s a narrow strip of land, barely wide enough for a two-laner, connecting Lloyd Neck at the top to the rest of Long Island at the bottom. Judging from the predicted sea levels, the Causeway would be under water, as would parts of Lloyd Harbor Road, and Lloyd Neck could become an island. Of course, local government and homeowners could afford to raise the road, or build a retaining wall to keep Oyster Bay and Huntington Bay from surrounding the Neck. It would be expensive, but feasible. Now consider what happens in other parts of the world where people don’t have the capital to protect their homes from rising sea levels. They will lose their homes and will need to relocate inland. If you scroll northward, some homes in Fiddlers Green would be underwater, too. Global warming is happening, whether you want to believe ...

For sale: beachfront property on Mars. Contact B. Smith (R-Hazard, KY)

JISHOU, HUNAN — Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) is stupid. By now you have heard about Smith’s now famous remarks about man-made global warming being a hoax, because … Mars. As you (Energy & Environment Cabinet official) sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change, but I will simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There are no factories on Mars that I’m aware of. — Brandon Smith in committee, July 3 Well, many people did dispute the idea that Mars and Earth share the same temperatures. They don’t. Mars is way colder. More on that later. In a sane world, a politician making such a certifiably ignorant remark would claim he misspoke, or made an error, or offer some other lame excuse. Smith did not. He confirmed his ignorance, and corroborated his stupidity. First, he claimed that he was misquoted. False. KET recorded the ...
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