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SKIP KILPATRICK
06-14-2017, 02:18 PM
Don't worry! Be happy!

Unbelievable! I've visited Tangier a dozen times over the last 25 years. You can't miss the change over that time!

Does anybody have a Dutch boy whose finger we can borrow?

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/richmond.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/ed/6edf7e16-1070-59fa-bf36-39e79c5a55ab/5769a022d5b20.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C295



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TANGIER — The mayor of the tiny Chesapeake Bay island community of Tangier says President Donald Trump called him after seeing a news report about the threat the Virginia village faces from sea-level rise.
Trump — who was overwhelmingly backed by Tangier residents in November — called Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge after CNN reported on the island last week, according to The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.
“It was unreal,” said Eskridge, who spoke with the president Monday afternoon.

According to the mayor, Trump introduced himself and told Eskridge: “You’ve got one heck of an island there.”
Most of low-lying Tangier, with a population of about 450, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Because of the isolation, many residents have retained the linguistic traces of the island’s primarily English settlers who first arrived in the 17th century.
The island is also sinking from erosion and rising sea levels, and scientists predict that residents may have to abandon it within 25 to 50 years.


But Eskridge said Trump reassured him.
“He said not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge said. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”
About 87 percent of Tangier residents who cast ballots in November voted for Trump, and Eskridge said during the CNN interview that he loved Trump like a family member.
“He said, ‘I’ve just got to talk to that guy,’” Eskridge said.

SKIP KILPATRICK
06-14-2017, 02:23 PM
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George Jung
06-14-2017, 02:28 PM
Don't worry! Be happy!

Unbelievable! I've visited Tangier a dozen times over the last 25 years. You can't miss the change over that time!

Does anybody have a Dutch boy whose finger we can borrow?

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/richmond.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/ed/6edf7e16-1070-59fa-bf36-39e79c5a55ab/5769a022d5b20.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C295



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TANGIER — The mayor of the tiny Chesapeake Bay island community of Tangier says President Donald Trump called him after seeing a news report about the threat the Virginia village faces from sea-level rise.
Trump — who was overwhelmingly backed by Tangier residents in November — called Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge after CNN reported on the island last week, according to The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.
“It was unreal,” said Eskridge, who spoke with the president Monday afternoon.

According to the mayor, Trump introduced himself and told Eskridge: “You’ve got one heck of an island there.”
Most of low-lying Tangier, with a population of about 450, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Because of the isolation, many residents have retained the linguistic traces of the island’s primarily English settlers who first arrived in the 17th century.
The island is also sinking from erosion and rising sea levels, and scientists predict that residents may have to abandon it within 25 to 50 years.


But Eskridge said Trump reassured him.
“He said not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge said. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”
About 87 percent of Tangier residents who cast ballots in November voted for Trump, and Eskridge said during the CNN interview that he loved Trump like a family member.
“He said, ‘I’ve just got to talk to that guy,’” Eskridge said.

Good to know Trump is religious.

Reynard38
06-14-2017, 02:41 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Tangier Island originally populated by loyalists after the revolutionary war?

So they sided with the crown, and last November they sided with Trump.

I'm detecting a pattern of behavior here...

ahp
06-14-2017, 02:56 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Tangier Island originally populated by loyalists after the revolutionary war?

So they sided with the crown, and last November they sided with Trump.

I'm detecting a pattern of behavior here...

The mayor and the Donald should be informed that some island that were there a few hundred years ago aren't there any more, but that is because of erosion. Sea level rise will make it worse.

delecta
06-14-2017, 03:00 PM
Trump has the nuclear winter in his back pocket, everything will be fine :)

Keith Wilson
06-14-2017, 03:01 PM
Ah well, give it a few years, the problem will go away.

S.V. Airlie
06-14-2017, 03:01 PM
Tangier really didn't change much since the 17th center until the went to schools on the Eastern Shore. I don't know what side they were on in the Rev. War. And I've worked out there for the feds; they do not like the feds. Skip is right. Heck, I doubt that Trump even knows where Tangiers is. For all I know, he probably thinks it's in North Africa.

Funny, I hear he seriously thinking of putting in a wall along the coastal side of his Scottish Golf COURSE.

SKIP KILPATRICK
06-14-2017, 03:03 PM
In the interests of full disclosure:

The Chesapeake Bay region is sinking. Making the sea level is rising a more urgent issue. -- Trumps assurances will slow neither.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_impact_crater

http://wtop.com/local/2015/07/why-is-d-c-sinking/

S.V. Airlie
06-14-2017, 03:09 PM
In the interests of full disclosure:

The Chesapeake Bay region is sinking. Making the sea level is rising a more urgent issue. -- Trumps assurances will slow neither.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_impact_crater

http://wtop.com/local/2015/07/why-is-d-c-sinking/Yes it is! Look at Asateague Island. The feds there realize it but, it's obvious, not on a day to day observation but, yearly.

willmarsh3
06-14-2017, 03:34 PM
Here's the last house of Holland Island. In 2010 it collapsed into the bay.

http://www.chesapeakequarterly.net/images/uploads/siteimages/CQ/V13N23/HollandsIsland_crop-copy-large.png

http://www.chesapeakequarterly.net/sealevel/main8/

John Smith
06-14-2017, 03:44 PM
If they voted for Trump, it's hard to feel bad for them.

skuthorp
06-14-2017, 03:55 PM
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jack grebe
06-14-2017, 04:03 PM
If they voted for Trump, it's hard to feel bad for them.

That's just wrong........ wrong on so many levels.

Regardless of what they vote , they are still people.

Keith Wilson
06-14-2017, 04:10 PM
Well, at least Canute realized he couldn't pull it off.

https://kellyaevans.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/cnut.jpg

Bobcat
06-14-2017, 04:11 PM
That's just wrong........ wrong on so many levels.

Regardless of what they vote , they are still people.

“I’ve never seen hatred like this. To me, they’re not even people.” Eric Trump

John of Phoenix
06-14-2017, 04:11 PM
"Reap what you sow."

Those folks are going to need taller pilings.

skuthorp
06-14-2017, 04:12 PM
So much for the United States, or the United People for that matter.

John of Phoenix
06-14-2017, 04:13 PM
Well, at least Canute realized he couldn't pull it off.

https://kellyaevans.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/cnut.jpgObviously not a red - "We create our own reality."

Nicholas Scheuer
06-14-2017, 04:19 PM
+1 for John Smith in #12. If that house on Holland Is in #11 didn't illustrate to them what is going on, nothing will. Pretty soon they won't need boats to harvest crabs from their yards. High boots will do it.

Nicholas Scheuer
06-14-2017, 04:21 PM
An underlining theme in Michner's Chesapeake is the total disappearance of what was once a large island at the mouth of the Choptank R.

SKIP KILPATRICK
06-14-2017, 04:23 PM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/da/98/7e/da987e63d30c597ffc56505e0a0f885f.jpg

http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/2015/10/30/1030smithisland01.jpg

Chris Smith porter maine
06-14-2017, 05:34 PM
That's just wrong........ wrong on so many levels.

Regardless of what they vote , they are still people.

I agree and I feel sorry for them, but I don't think any of my tax dollars should be spent to cure the problem that my government under trump says is a Chinese hoax and fails to exist.

Rigadog
06-14-2017, 05:43 PM
If you just stay the course most problems work themselves out. Trump is right,the island will still be there for years to come. A liberal hoax can not submerge an island any more than colluding with an adversary can lead to impeachment and jail. Magical thinking and faith will always carry the day...

LeeG
06-14-2017, 05:48 PM
“He said not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge said. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”
About 87 percent of Tangier residents who cast ballots in November voted for Trump, and Eskridge said during the CNN interview that he loved Trump like a family member.

Jesus effing Keerist what a complete clown

Canoeyawl
06-14-2017, 06:34 PM
https://www.nature.com/article-assets/npg/srep/2015/151210/srep17890/images_hires/m685/srep17890-f1.jpg

Duncan Gibbs
06-14-2017, 07:57 PM
Gawd! :rolleyes:

Paul Pless
06-14-2017, 08:06 PM
"Reap what you sow."

Those folks are going to need taller pilings.to protect them from their own bull****

Chris Coose
06-14-2017, 08:14 PM
SCROTUS has a firm grasp of environmental science.

WX
06-14-2017, 08:17 PM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/da/98/7e/da987e63d30c597ffc56505e0a0f885f.jpg

http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/2015/10/30/1030smithisland01.jpg

Stick your fingers in your ears and go "Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah, it's not happening it's not happening."

ejds
06-14-2017, 09:55 PM
Don't worry! Be happy!

Unbelievable! I've visited Tangier a dozen times over the last 25 years. You can't miss the change over that time!

Does anybody have a Dutch boy whose finger we can borrow?



If they had a dike to put the Dutch boy's finger in.

Egbert

epoxyboy
06-14-2017, 10:15 PM
Build a wall - the Mexicans will pay for it.
Similar things are happening in several places around the Pacific, but like here, it's as much about geological processes with the land going down, as it is about actual sea level rise.

Pete

Duncan Gibbs
06-14-2017, 10:20 PM
With atoll formations the more the sea levels rise the more severe the normal erosion processes become. The same issues confront almost much all these areas that are threatened by AGW induced sea level increases. It's not a question of water merely rising and inundating land, but rather land being destroyed by increased erosion action.

epoxyboy
06-15-2017, 01:59 AM
With atoll formations the more the sea levels rise the more severe the normal erosion processes become. The same issues confront almost much all these areas that are threatened by AGW induced sea level increases. It's not a question of water merely rising and inundating land, but rather land being destroyed by increased erosion action.
Yes, that is another process, but what I was referring to is a little more tectonic. Like those islands in the Solomons that are in the North Australian plate subduction zone (I think that is right). They are complaining about sea level rise, when in fact they are on a slow trip down to the center of the earth, at a centimetre a year.

Pete

Duncan Gibbs
06-15-2017, 02:02 AM
Ahhh!...