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chris matthews obama climate changeOn Tuesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews warned viewers that, thanks to climate change, Miami is destined to turn into an Atlantis:

Take the example of Miami. It’s a great city, perhaps headed to be the greatest city of the western hemisphere, but for one problem—it is largely flat. Most of it is less than five feet above sea level. When the ocean rises just three feet, much of the city will fall below sea level.  Over time it will become an underwater city, a lost city, an Atlantis.

So there you have it. Just like the 20-foot wall of water that Al Gore predicted would hit New York City if we didn’t take immediate action on climate change, now comes the dire warning that Miami will be completely submerged by the end of the century.

Matthews decided to tackle the subject since President Obama unveiled his plan to combat climate change earlier in the day, which will raise energy prices, kill jobs and reduce economic growth, all in the name of combating something whose existence is in question.

And actually there is not much question. Many, if not most, climate scientists acknowledge that the computer models have been proven wrong; there has been no warming in 15 years (therefore they switched from calling it global warming to climate change); Climategate showed how the leading proponents of the global warming theory engaged in doctoring and suppressing the true data; many previous believers in the theory have moved to become skeptics (check out climatedepot.com); and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia reacted to President Obama’s speech and the new regulations, calling them “so irresponsible.”

Many view the speech and new regulations as an appeasement to Obama’s radical base, as he is expected to eventually approve the long-delayed XL Pipeline from Canada. The question becomes, “how much more damage will these new regulations, if enacted, do to this nation’s long suffering economy?”





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