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Environment

When Arrogance Meets Arrogance

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFebruary 22, 2011 9:37 PM

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So what happens when two insufferably smug climate bloggers butt heads over at Climate Progress? It's a karmic exchange:

Eli Rabett says

February 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm:

As usual, this misses the real point. The current and long term threat to Egyptian agriculture is sea level rise. Egypt is a combination of Chile and Bangladesh, a fertile river delta with a long thin coastal region along the Nile and nothing else. The delta is being inundated by sea level rise (and sinking as water is pumped out of wells). If you don't address that, you are spiting into the wind. [JR: As usual? I'm letting this comment thru cause you're a colleague. But until you've blogged on sea level rise half as much as I have, don't suggest I've omitted something by not including SLR in every friggin' post I write on a related subject. Heck, when you've done a quarter as many posts as I have on the urgent need to address climate change, then you point out here that failing to address the climate renders all solutions meaningless.This is a repost of a colleague's piece and is perfectly reasonable. SLR is a contributing factor, no doubt, and I've got a piece coming up on that.] ******* I really can't improve on Joe Romm's inline response beyond the obvious translation: I'm letting this comment thru so I can belittle it in my usual obnoxious and patronizing manner. Eli, have you wiped Joe's footprint off your forehead yet? That'll teach you to get mouthy with the master.

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