A Toast to the Skeptics -- With Saltwater Cocktails!

Fri, 2007-11-09 10:50Ross Gelbspan
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A Toast to the Skeptics -- With Saltwater Cocktails!

As sea levels rise, coastal communities could lose up to 50 percent more of their fresh water supplies than previously thought, according to a new study from Ohio State University.

Scientists previously assumed that, as saltwater moved inland, it would penetrate underground only as far as it did above ground. But new research shows that when saltwater and fresh water meet, a zone of mixed, or brackish, water can extend 50 percent further inland underground than it does above ground.

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Won’t AGW deniers see this and just say, “Look, they missed this! The alarmists aren’t even very good at being alarmists. They’re incompetent. Now you know that they have to be wrong about the rising temperature having a significant anthropogenic component. Don’t be fooled by their simplicity! There’s no reason to believe increased greenhouse gas concentrations will enhance the greenhouse effect!”

they’re not wrong….they simply haven’t been as ‘correct’ as they should or could have been.
The warnings and predictions tend to be on the conservative side.

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Disruption

This is a guest post by Zach Roberts.

As a documentary producer, I watch more than my fair share of environmental protest documentaries — probably about 20 a year. And almost all of them have the same, vague message: we need to do something!

Their scenes re-play like a bad video montage in my mind: earnest young people speaking at podiums, boring climatologists rambling on about the coming end of the world, forest fires, melting ice shelves, you know how it goes. In the lefty journalism world, we call this “preaching to the choir.”

Then there's Disruption,...

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