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Thu May 17, 2018, 02:41 PM

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: Erosion to Blame for Rising Sea Levels

Source: The Daily Beast


Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology voiced their skepticism during a Wednesday hearing about evidence suggesting sea levels are rising as a result of climate change, according to Science. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) both expressed doubt that climate change is a real phenomenon, saying that the committee “should all be open to different points of view” and that it needed to “acknowledge the uncertainties that exist.” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) then expressed concerns about data being presented to the committee about rising sea levels. He suggested that the rise in sea levels was due to land erosion making the sea floor rise. “Every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise,” he said. “Because now you have less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up.” Philip Duffy, former senior adviser to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, responded to Brooks that rocks or soil would have “minuscule effects.” This comes as April 2018 was just named the third-hottest April in recorded history.

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Mo Brooks: ‘Soil Or Rock Or Whatever’ Falling Into Ocean Causes Sea Level Rise

By Nicole Lafond | May 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Wednesday claimed that falling “rock or whatever” is contributing to rising sea-levels and that global warming was actually causing the Antarctic ice sheets to grow, not shrink, trade publication E&E News reported.

During a hearing before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on how technology can be used to address global warming, Brooks tried to convince Philip Duffy, the president of the Woods Hole Research Center and a former senior adviser to the Global Change Research Program, that soil and rocks falling into the ocean off of cliffs along the coast of California was causing sea levels to rise. He also argued that sedimentary and silt from large rivers, like the Mississippi, were contributing to the problem.

“Every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise, because now you have less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up,” Brooks said, according to the report.

Duffy said that the impact of rocks falling into the ocean was causing “minuscule effects” when assessed on “human time scales.”

Brooks then argued that ice sheets in the Antarctic are growing, not shrinking, which, according to E&E News, was accurate a few years ago, but is not relevant to the global warming debate because “different factors affect the Arctic and Antarctic rates of melting.” Duffy told Brooks that he had satellite records that show “an acceleration” of the shrinkage of the Antarctic ice sheet.

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Reply GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: Erosion to Blame for Rising Sea Levels (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
Scurrilous May 2018 #1
bronxiteforever May 2018 #4
lagomorph777 May 2018 #10
tclambert May 2018 #29
CurtEastPoint May 2018 #2
TreasonousBastard May 2018 #3
Moostache May 2018 #7
Mr.Bill May 2018 #5
AZ8theist May 2018 #9
tblue37 May 2018 #26
Moostache May 2018 #6
benld74 May 2018 #8
Jopin Klobe May 2018 #11
luc mont May 2018 #12
Blue_Adept May 2018 #13
PatSeg May 2018 #14
C_U_L8R May 2018 #15
Ligyron May 2018 #16
BarbaRosa May 2018 #17
apnu May 2018 #18
Bernardo de La Paz May 2018 #19
Sam McGee May 2018 #20
keithbvadu2 May 2018 #21
logosoco May 2018 #22
turbinetree May 2018 #23
Haggis for Breakfast May 2018 #24
BadGimp May 2018 #25
asiliveandbreathe May 2018 #27
RockRaven May 2018 #28
truthisfreedom May 2018 #30
yallerdawg May 2018 #31

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:45 PM

1. LOL

The stupidity...it burns.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:47 PM

4. Yes it does!

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:52 PM

10. Do Republicans cause stupidity, or does stupidity cause Republicans?

The idiots are over-breeding.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:02 PM

29. Did you just figure out the REAL cause of global warming?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:45 PM

2. "Mo" is short for Moron.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:47 PM

3. That's the stupidest thing I've seen today. Unfortunately, it's probably not the stupidest thing...

I've seen this month.



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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:49 PM

7. It's still early too...

Don't bet on it STAYING the stupidest thing for the entire day, there's the daily 6 PM news dump still ahead...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:48 PM

5. Brilliant explanation.

Just brilliant enough that his constituents will believe it. Until the day they die.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:52 PM

9. from drowning

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #9)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:27 PM

26. Or from having those giant rocks dropped on their heads. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:48 PM

6. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has been a sick joke for years...

This only cements that status forevermore...

America, wake the fuck up! These "people" (are they 'animals' too Donnie short fingers?) are being allowed to destroy your children and grandchildren's future DAILY.

These morons should all be run out of Congress on a rail, but sadly, much of this country is too stupid and brainwashed to know that or recognize it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:51 PM

8. Mo Brooks is really funny, rising sea floors force water higher? Hilarious

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:06 PM

11. ... falling "rock or whatever" ...

Ladies and Gentlemen ...

... the fruits of Republican Science! ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:11 PM

12. Po Mo

 

Rising water causes erosion on the coasts, not the other way around.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:11 PM

13. The headlines really need to start calling this shit out

And I don't mean in a snarky way, but just something that refutes it simply.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:14 PM

14. Oh my god

Why do these people keep talking? It would be so much easier to just step back and shut up. People might eventually forget some of the truly dumb things they've said, but they persist in reminding us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:23 PM

15. The glass is clearly half full.... of horseshit

How did Republicans become so dumb? That's a serious question.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:30 PM

16. The Dem ads for the Nov election from their own ignorant mouths.

Just a few clips are all it's going to take if presented right.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:33 PM

17. I propose we institute a comprehensive internation immediate

ban on rocks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:35 PM

18. This message brought to you by the same crowd that thinks volcanoes emit more carbon that man

I kid you not. This clown sounds like the idiots who think volcanoes contribute more carbon emission than all the cars, trucks, planes, trains, ships, and factories in the world.

The stupid is on parade today.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:44 PM

19. Eroded material presses down sea floor so almost no net difference. Amount negligible regardless. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:51 PM

20. I may be at fault . . .

 

I may be causing sea level rise.

I live in rural Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay. From time to time (well, okay, damn near every day when the weather cooperates) I sit on the end of my dock around sunset sipping gin and tonic. And from time to time (well, okay, damn near all the time) I go to the end of the dock and piss in the Bay.

And my neighbor, Crazy Don?? He knocks back Corona by the case on the end of his dock and when he pisses in the Bay, he PISSES in the Bay . . . I mean, it's a thing of beauty!!!

We must be causing sea level rise . . . you think??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:59 PM

21. Well, at least the politician/scientist from Alabama acknowledges sea level rise.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:08 PM

22. At least we know the "whatever" is not republican brains.

That wouldn't even be enough to make the water rise in bath tub!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:39 PM

23. Yepper three talking wing nuts, and one of them saying that rocks are pushing the ocean higher....

Hey Moe "your an idiot" Brooks and your other two "stupids", is this causing the oceans to rise floor to rise from over 8,000 feet


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:17 PM

24. You can't fix stupid

But with enough duct tape, you can at least muffle the sound.

(All apologies to Ron White.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:26 PM

25. Dear God help us...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:33 PM

27. Mo Brooks..Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt

Speaking of water - what the hell is in the AL water....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:35 PM

28. This was Mo Brooks announcing he wants a cage match with Louie Gohmert

for the title of "Dumbest Person in Congress"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:25 PM

30. Because non-scientists can convince non-scientists of anything. Idiots HATE science.

They don't want to know anything about what they don't understand. They just want to "know better" so they can talk amongst themselves and agree on their flat earth and Jesus rode a dinosaur theories.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:49 AM

31. Remarkable.

The lengths these sociopaths will go.

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