Global Warming: Mike Pompeo offers encouraging words to morticians

Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State under Trump, has proclaimed his optimism about man-made climate change. The suggested consequences include:

  • The growth of wildfire in the western U.S. and flooding in the midwest and south, guarantees job growth in the construction industry as millions of Americans lose their homes.
  • Sea level rise will raise property values! When your house is the only one in town that’s still on dry land, it’s priceless!
  • Heat waves will be a boon to the health care industry as the elderly and the young spend so much time hospitalized.
  • Reality TV ratings will go through the roof — when “Real Hurricane victims of the South” shows “best of roofs being blown off.”
  • Greatest career opportunity from climate change: mortician.

    These new announcements follow Pompeo’s claim on Monday that melting Arctic sea ice could actually be a good thing, as it will shorten sea voyages from Asia to the West by as much as three weeks.

    That’s worth a few billion lives, don’t you think?

  • 16 responses to “Global Warming: Mike Pompeo offers encouraging words to morticians

    1. The present administration and their Republican supporters, whether in Congress or in the public, are proving worse than a sick joke, which is how I originally thought of them.

    2. Pomeo thus admitted climate change is real and thus that the climate hoaxers are hoaxing. #NinthCommandment

      Why is Pomeo so interested in shorter trade routes between Asia and Europe?

      • Given that his boss thinks that “trade is bad”, that’s a very good question.

      • No he didn’t. You’re assuming consistency. He’s got no trouble holding the claim climate change is real, caused by humans, and good; and simultaneously holding the claim that climate change is a hoax; and simultaneously holding the claim that it’s too late so it doesn’t matter anyway.

    3. It”s so simple that a goldfish can figure it out. People like Pompeo and Trump just don’t care. They don’t give a damn. They can shrug off massive damage to property and to human lives.

      And a large percentage of Trump supporters are dumber than a goldfish.

    4. Michael D Sweet.

      Senator Marco Rubio’s house in Miami is reported to be on higher land at about 13 feet above sea level. What will happen when all of Fort Lauderdale to the north, which is only 4 feet above sea level, is flooded and Rubio’s house is on an island Is it valuable to build a bridge to an island that will eventually go under?

      In any case, Miami’s fresh water wells are only 3 feet above sea level (current sea level or before the one foot of rise already observed?). What will they do for water when the aquifer is damaged by salt water intrusion? Is it worth building a desalination plant for a doomed city?

    5. Timeline of stupidity:
      1) global warming is a hoax.
      2) not a hoax, but entirely natural
      3) human caused, but good for us.

    6. ‘l used to think the top environmental problems where biodiversity loss, system collapse and climatie change.

      I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address those problems, but I was wrong. The top envitonimental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy…

      …and to deal with those we need a spiritual
      and cultural transformation and we scientists don’t know how to do that. ”

      Gus Speth

    7. Always look at the bright site of life.

    8. Not relevant to this thread, but I just had a paper accepted by “Earth, Moon, and Planets” which uses statistical methods to distinguish rocky planets from gaseous ones.

      [Response: Keep us posted when it appears in print.]