We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I seemed to catch kind of a snarky, disbelieving tone in your words, BD. Are you saying you're a...
a Continental Drift Denier?
Way to kill the planet, buddy. I'm already feeling the pangs of continental whiplash and plan on calling my health insurance company when I'm finished here.
Besides, how can you dispute the facts?
Today it costs almost a third again as much to fly an Air France jet from New York to Paris than it did in 1997, a clear indicator that the ocean has indeed increased in size in the past decade.
Apparently you're a little weak in geography, buddy. Take heart, though. TigerHawk thought the Rockies were in California and that the dinosaur asteroid created the Gulf of Mexico, so I'd say you're in good company.
And thanks for the great link. The site demands investigation.
I'm willing to travel to Hawaii (on the Maggie's Farm dime of course) to see for myself just how serious this crisis is. Expect a full report in ...say... about 4 yrs ....more or less. The things I do for this site.