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The futility of rebuilding the Virgin Islands

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Rebuilding the Virgin Islands (and the Florida Keys) is short-sighted. The storms are only going to get worse as global warming continues. The new and upcoming normal is worse than what we have seen so far.

Climate-change denial does not, unfortunately, have any effect whatsoever on global warming, and even if humans totally stopped putting CO2 into the atmosphere later this afternoon, the warming trend would continue unchecked, the earth getting warmer and warmer, for several decades, just from the CO2 and methane already in the atmosphere. And the hurricanes and cyclones and extreme weather are going to get worse and worse. At this point, there is no going back, and building in the hopes that the storms will not get worse is wrong-headed.

If the Islands and Keys are rebuilt, the more fierce storms to come will destroy them. Humans have ruined the habitat. It’s sad, but we had LOTS of warning and collectively decided to ignore the problem.

Written by Leisureguy

17 September 2017 at 7:37 am

Posted in Global warming

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