June 28, 2014 10:39 am -

The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a popular summer resort.  Recently they got some bad news:

The dangers of climate change were revealed to Willo Kelly in a government conference room in the summer of 2011. By the end of the century, state officials said, the ocean would be 39 inches higher and her home on the Outer Banks would be swamped.

Ms. Kelly came up with a creative solution (and no, it didn’t involve lobbying for a carbon tax):

Coastal residents joined forces with climate skeptics to attack the science of global warming and persuade North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature to deep-six the 39-inch projection, which had been advanced under the outgoing Democratic governor. Now, the state is working on a new forecast that will look only 30 years out and therefore show the seas rising by no more than eight inches.

I’d say this is burying your head in the sand, except there doesn’t seem like there will be enough sand left to bury one’s head in before too long.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. mea_mark June 28th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Brilliant plan, promote ignorance. Gotta love them GOPers.

    • Pilotshark July 1st, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      when the country needs ignorance up front and glaring so stupidly, call a RWNJ.

  2. fancypants June 28th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    it works for me ! chances are these are the same people along the beach who keep the 1% rolling along. Can I be at the switch that sends out the warning of a giant title wave before it hits shore ?

  3. Obewon June 28th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    D’Nile isn’t just a river that Pharaoh’s scientists predicted flooding & famines along. So Kelly, a lobbyist for Realtors and home builders on the Outer Banks…

  4. Eric Trommater June 28th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    It worked so well for them in Iraq! It’s an old clichè but bears repeating: facts have a liberal bias.

    • William June 29th, 2014 at 8:42 am

      facts have a liberal bias.
      No they don’t. As you can see, the folks over at the fair and balance network are on top of this.

      • Eric Trommater June 29th, 2014 at 8:52 am

        Rasmussen polls are always so on the money. Ask President Romney!

        • William June 29th, 2014 at 9:18 am

          Yeah..but that’s because they didn’t poll 120 percent, like they did on global warming.

  5. granpa.usthai June 29th, 2014 at 2:29 am

    no problem;
    almighty Patrick is right up the coast. For enough ‘love gifts’ he’ll just build a ‘prayer wall’ that will only let the ocean swamp the ‘ungodly’.
    ‘trust and always pay’
    ‘for there’s no other way’

  6. Pilotshark July 1st, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    great, so when your homes go under We The People should not have to help your ignorant a$$es! in fact you should have to be made to pay for any and all help! at lease 3 times the fair market, cause of your ignorance’s!