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Sea rise pacific and zihuatanejo

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, May 18, 2020, 08:47 (18 days ago) @ Bill Fun

I think the more accurate point is that sea level has been rising for well over 20,000 years but this rise has been accelerating over the last 100. When I was up in Alaska in 93 one of the villages I worked at (Point Hope) was moving their air strip in land because of expected sea encroachment.

I see you have a point of contention with the alleged denier. He says differently about the past 100 years. But more important is the role of humans. Thus his reference in the first place to his intellectual nemesis Al Gore.

We don't see that mindset among Mexicans. No one here that I'm aware of denies the role of humans in accelerating or causing phenomenon that are altering the climate in detriment to life and its ecosystems on this planet. The discourse here has been quite different than in the USA where an incredible number of people seem to have lost all ability for critical thinking and simply regurgitate the Faux Snooze talking points. It's part of what has caused such great harm to the USA's image in the world.

So the expressions "climate change" and "global warming" are used in a different context by such folks. In their mind it's just a natural cycle. Of course humans can alter the course of rivers and disappear entire mountains, lakes and forests, but not alter the climate by our collective activity. And that's the crux of it.

I would love to be wrong about this and see ZihuaRx embrace the accepted world view that involves the role of humans in the changes we are seeing, but I'm just not seeing it so far.


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