You just can’t make up stupid like this.
Nation’s capital sinking into the sea, study says
new research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Vermont shows that the land in the district — where the Lincoln Memorial was built on silt dredged from the Potomac River — is expected to fall 6 inches or more during the next 100 years, raising flood fears and adding to worries about the effect of rising sea levels on low-lying cities across the USA. “It’s ironic that the nation’s capital, the place least responsive to the dangers of climate change, is sitting in one of the worst spots it could be,” Paul Bierman, a geologist at the University of Vermont in Burlington and senior author of a new paper about Washington’s descent, said in a statement. “Will the Congress just sit there with their feet getting ever wetter?”
This genius does a study about land subsidence, and somehow ties it to a topic (climate) he obviously understands nothing about. Is he actually stupid enough to believe that Congress controls sea level? No one in Congress has wet feet. The Lincoln Memorial is thirty feet above the River.
Washington flooded in 1936, due to water flowing down the Potomac. It has nothing to do with the ocean or sea level.