Paul Krugman needs to read his own newspaper before he calls others ignorant.
In his NYTimes column today, “The Ignorance Caucus,” Paul “Enron Adviser” Krugman writes:
…Still,the desire to perpetuate ignorance on matters medical is nothing compared with the desire to kill climate research, where Mr. Cantor’s colleagues — particularly, as it happens, in his home state of Virginia — have engaged in furious witch hunts against scientists who find evidence they don’t like. True, the state has finally agreed to study the growing risk of coastal flooding; Norfolk is among the American cities most vulnerable to climate change. But Republicans in the State Legislature have specifically prohibited the use of the words “sea-level rise.”
Past the reference to Climategate, which exposed Michael Mann for the sad character that he is, Krugman might be surprised to learn that Norfolk is actually sinking. As his own paper reported in November 2010:
Like many other cities, Norfolk was built on filled-in marsh. Now that fill is settling and compacting. In addition, the city is in an area where significant natural sinking of land is occurring. The result is that Norfolk has experienced the highest relative increase in sea level on the East Coast — 14.5 inches since 1930, according to readings by the Sewells Point naval station here.