Dan Rodricks - [email protected]: "If anything in the second decade of the 21st Century warrants impeachment of an American president, it should be this: Ignoring science and the harmful effects of climate change, and putting humanity at grave risk...a man who called climate change a “hoax” and who, in a spiteful effort to repeal the previous presidency, took his country out of the lead on facing a global crisis. Of all the president’s offenses, those are the worst."
TIME titled it’s Thursday cover story, “Our Sinking Planet.” There’s just one problem: Scientific studies show Tavalu’s islands, indeed most Pacific islands, have actually grown in the face of sea level rise...A 2018 study found that Tuvalu’s total land area grew nearly 3 percent from 1971 to 2014, despite rising sea levels. Satellite and aerial photos showed eight of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and three-quarters of its reef islands increased in size over the last four decades.
Study lead author Paul Kench told AFP, “the dominant mode of change over that time on Tuvalu has been expansion, not erosion.” Kench made similar findings in a 2010 study. “On the basis of this research we project a markedly different trajectory for Tuvalu’s islands over the next century than is commonly envisaged,” Kench said. “While we recognise that habitability rests on a number of factors, loss of land is unlikely to be a factor in forcing depopulation of Tuvalu.”
Telemundo, the second-largest Spanish language U.S. television network, will now use “climate emergency” to describe global warming, citing the “scientific community and linguistics experts.”
Critics say hyping global warming coverage is sure to hurt the credibility of media outlets.“This can only backfire,” said Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide To Climate Change.”“To further hype global warming to their new pet phrase ‘climate emergency’ will only serve to expose the media as having no objectivity on this issue,” Morano told The Daily Caller News Foundation...“We have reached a point, where it is almost irrelevant what the mainstream media does on this issue,” Morano said. “Everyone knows their perspective and instinctively knows they are shilling for climate alarm and so-called solutions.”