Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Rising Tide

Sea levels are rising (in some places, not others). Apparently, 600 million people world wide could be in danger from this rising tide in the next 100 years. Now, correct me if I'm wrong here, but that is total bollocks.
I've watched quite a few human beings. Not one of them was rooted to the spot. If we said to the 6 million per year affected worldwide, "Move away from the big blue wet thing. Go inland.", I think there is an outside chance that they might, actually, go, inland.
Rising sea-levels are not new. Nor are they particularly catastrophic. There was a massive rise in sea-level after the end of the last Ice Age. A hundred metres or so. This time we are talking about 1 metre. One piddling little metre.
This all comes from climatologists getting money to fund their ideas and a platform from which to spout. If mesolithic hunter-gatherers can survive (and they did; look around at their descendants) then I'm sure we can.
Ask the Dutch. They know how to do it.

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