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RUSH: The local newspaper here, the Palm Beach Post, ran a story this morning by Dara Kam, and this is the headline: ‘Could Global Warming Wipe Out Palm Beach County? — Palm Beach County’s shape puts it at risk, experts say. If global warming continues at the rate of acceleration currently experienced, Palm Beach County could disappear within less than a century, a climate change expert told the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday. The curve of the county that causes it to ‘bump’ out into the ocean farther than the rest of Florida’s east coast makes it a poster child for the damages global warming can cause, cautioned Stephen Leatherman, director of the International Hurricane Research Center at Florida International University. ‘Palm Beach not only gets hit by hurricanes but, more importantly, the erosion is caused by the winter Nor’easters,’ Leatherman told a global warming panel composed of Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday.

”It’s an erosion hot spot,’ said Leatherman, also known as ‘Dr. Beach,’ because he ranks the worlds’ best beaches each year. I still don’t think we have a comprehensive knowledge of the Palm Beach situation.” Now, so, of course, this is something that the liberals in this county are going to buy and believe, and it’s just going to be that will panic them even greater and further. Right here, you people know we are on that curve. Right at this minute, our EIB studios are right on that curve that ‘juts out’ as it is described. I mean, how many curves are there in our coastline? East and West, North, how many curves? This one curve going to wipe out Palm Beach County in less than 100 years. The guy says that it’s really not so much hurricanes. We don’t know what’s happening to the sand here. We keep replenishing the beaches and the sand goes somewhere. Somebody want to do laser and satellite surveys to find out what happens to the sand during erosion? It’s just preposterous. How long has the curve been here? It’s still here, and we’ve had hurricanes and we’ve had warming for how long? We’ve known the coast of Florida to be what it is for how long? How many hundreds of years has it been the way it is, and it’s still here?

You know, I live on Palm Beach, which is an island, and you know, it hasn’t changed in the ten years I’ve been here. The land that was here is still here, and I’m sure it’s been that way for a number of years. This is a classic example of the kind of just uninformed fear and panic — and, you know, there are a lot of people in the global warming movement who are beginning to worry that some of these claims are now getting so outrageous and just so unbelievable that they’re turning people off, because if it’s that bad, there’s nothing we can do to stop it. What can we actually do to stop Greenland from breaking in half, for example? If somebody says — if God said — Greenland breaks in half in 2030, what could we do? There’s nothing we could do to stop it. People think that. You think buying lightbulbs is going to fix it? You’ve got another think coming. They’re running the risk here… In fact, I think they’ve already done it. You talk about jumping the shark? I think the global warming movement has jumped the shark long ago, and ceased to have any relevance.

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