All those dramatic predictions! All that rending of garments and gnashing of teeth! Sea levels gonna rise, rise, rise! And New York and Washington will wind up underwater. The new Atlantis!
Imagine their dismay when the sea levels there actually went down a bit.
None of this has ever been anything but a grab for power and wealth at the general population’s expense. “Give us all yo’ money! Give us all the power! Only then can we save you from Climbit Chains!” (“Don’t you wretched peasants listen to the Settled Science???”)
One wonders just how sad the rest of America would be if New York and Washington went under water.