Many thanks to the government’s (White House) recently released National Assessment for clarifying why Key West is so peculiar. According to National Assessment, it’s most likely from the ramifications of climate change in the U.S. The assessment assess that global warming will “increase mental illness” in our cities.
As Cato’s Patrick J. Michaels points out, the obvious implication to the assessment is that people in Richmond, Virginia, are crazier then those in Washington, D.C. So it only stands to reason that they must be really loony in, say, Miami. As Key West residents for over two decades, Dick and I can assure you that everyone is singularly unique in our Southernmost City. But we tend to think that it’s not from climate change, but rather from personal preference. Key West, only 90 miles from Cuba and 150 from Miami, is off the charts, yes.
Read our posts on KW and come visit this superb city to see for yourself why everyone is bonkers to be here. And if you need help traveling through the Keys, download my friend Margo’s terrific app for places to go and people to see from Key Largo to Key West (Key West Insider app). Have fun.
But now on to Mr. Michaels and the futility of the EPA…
The politics of scaring people to death over climate change are probably more dangerous than the weather. And research suggests that the more people read that some “scientists say” the world is about to end, the less they believe them.
Chalk it up to apocalypse fatigue. By my best guess, global warming is the eighth environmental Armageddon I have lived through. Who even remembers that, according to some of our most esteemed scientists, “acid rain” was going to cause an “ecological silent spring”? Like so many global catastrophes, it was a bit exaggerated.
But what about all the weird weather plaguing the country? What the alarmists don’t tell you is that not since records were kept in the 1860s have we have gone this long without a Category 3 hurricane’s crossing our shoreline. They omit that there’s no evidence of an increase in weather-related damages once you adjust for the fact that there are now more people with more expensive stuff to hit. Even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, so often cited to justify our futile policies, acknowledges that one.
Go to Cato.org to read more from Mr. Michaels and other Cato scholars on why the EPA regulations “will have absolutely no impact on climate change.” And oh, be prepared to be persona non grata at your next Boson/Cambridge cocktail party. Cheers!