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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:07 AM

Huff Post: Trump tells VA Island not to worry about global warming as it sinks into the bay

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tangier-island-trump-sinking_us_5945c1ede4b01eab7a2e2a9f

The small island of Tangier, Virginia, which is vanishing due to rising waters, has surpassed an important community fundraising goal after Donald Trump told the mayor not to worry about increasing sea levels.

“He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,” Tangier Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge said Trump told him in a surprise phone call on Tuesday. The president said “not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge added.

Tangier has lost nearly 70 percent of its land mass since 1850, losing up to nine acres each year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts rising waters and erosion will be so dire in 20 years— even fewer in the event of a major storm — that the remaining residents will be forced to abandon the Chesapeake Bay island. The population has already shrunk from 1,500 to 450.

The president reached out to Eskridge after a CNN report last week on the island’s threatened future and its charm. The local residents, deep in Trump country, were thrilled with the White House phone call and have used it and the media attention to build support for the one thing they believe can save them: a sea wall.


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Trump voters talk about Jesus as climate change melts the ice caps and their homes
and lifestyles go underwater.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:14 AM

1. Loyal followers!!!

The island has been there for hundreds of years, and it will be there for hundreds more...just under water!!!


But the majority still voted for Trump and they are if nothing else, still loyal to the man...

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:35 AM

3. I hope they get their sea wall but they fail to get just how massive the problem is ....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:18 AM

2. Been to Tangier Island

 

Some time in the late 80's. I remember a diner with hanging flypaper, and a shitload of black flies.

The ferry out was nice, though.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:57 AM

4. Message "don't worry be happy".

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