Saturday, June 24, 2017

Karma for Idiots: Stupid Voters Losing Island Home to Rising Seas: President says "Don't Worry"

 Some Tangier  homes flood now in storms. Cr: baldeaglebluff/Flickr   

It's Karma in Action for idiots:  If you're stupid enough to support someone who doesn't believe that climate change and rising oceans will drown your island, you deserve what you get.  That's EXACTLY what's happening with Tangier Island in Virginia where most of the residents voted for someone who thinks their loss of 12 feet of land a year is "Fake."  Well, they voted for their own demise.

From the News:

Scientists predict rising seas will soon swamp Virginia’s Tangier Island. The president doesn’t seem to believe it. Trump phoned James “Ooker” Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier, Virginia, on Monday, a few days after CNN aired a story about the impacts of climate change on the island in the middle of the bay, The Daily Times in Salisbury, Maryland, reports. Trump “said not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge told the newspaper. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”(Photo: )

IDIOTS OF THE ISLAND: Eskridge told the president that Tangier Island is "a huge supporter of Donald Trump. ... This is a Trump island; we really love you down here." The island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay is a Republican stronghold — about 87 percent of residents voted for Trump in the November 2016 election. 

The island, population about 450, is losing up to 16 feet of land a year, scientists say. 

BOTTOM LINE: If you're stupid enough to support someone who doesn't believe that climate change and rising oceans will drown your island, you deserve what you get.  Buy a houseboat and remain stupid. 

Aerial photograph of Tangier Island Virginia. Credit:
Full Story from DelMarvaNow NEWS: (The news source for the Delaware/Maryland/Virginia peninsula region): 

HOW THE ISLAND IS SHRINKING: Read or listen to this storm from Living on Earth:
Tangier, The Shrinking Island in Chesapeake Bay

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