The rise of sea levels is an important article in the creed formerly known as global warming. You may recall that our lord and master Barack Obama promised that we would remember his own rise, not as the harbinger of constitutional destruction and one-man rule, but rather as “as the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal.” Thus he spake in his sermon on the mount of the St. Paul Civic Center, on the banks of the Mississippi River, on June 3, 2008, once he had secured the Democratic presidential nomination. The age of healing had begun.
Or so we thought. Today’s New York Times reports in one of those excited Times end-is-near articles: “Seas are rising at fastest rate in last 28 centuries.” The apocalypse approaches. The Times takes the reported findings at face value, as it does Obama himself, yet it overlooks the revelation of Obama as a false messiah and genuine shyster. The Times’s faith in Obama remains undimmed. It is really quite touching.
Do the rising sea levels reported by the Times presage the end times? I doubt it. Back in 2013, Fred Singer took a look at the evidence and expressed skepticism. I trust that we will hear from Professor Singer and our own Steve Hayward in due course.