Made in China

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Matt Davies)

In other news, the third largest coal company in the U.S. by volume (50 million tons in 2018), Cloud Peak Energy, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, the concentration of carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere has reached a level not seen since before humans evolved.

The last time levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide were this high came during the Pliocene Epoch, which extended from about 5.3 million to 2.6 million years ago. During that period, average sea levels were about 50 feet higher than they are today and forests grew as far north as the Arctic, said Rob Jackson, a professor of earth system science at Stanford University. “Earth was a very different place,” he said. “You would hardly recognize the land surface, and my gosh, we don’t want to go there.”

Finally, no one wants to live in Trump Tower anymore. Condos in the build are selling at a significant loss.

For anyone who owns a unit in the tower, the past two years have been brutal. Most condo sales have led to a loss after adjusting for inflation, property records show. Several sold at more than a 20% loss. By contrast, across Manhattan, just 0.23% of homes over the past two years sold at a loss, according to real-estate data provider PropertyShark, although the firm doesn’t adjust for inflation.

  • Climate change deniers will just say “Well it was that high BEFORE humans so it’s not our fault now”. Of course, they conveniently fail to understand what occurred to cause the particulates in the air back then as well. I’m so very tired of trying to talk rationally to ignoramuses.

    • Aynwrong

      “It’s not the rising sea levels. It’s the erosion.”

      I know how you feel.

  • Aynwrong

    • A coal company going under is a headline the country had better get used. Red hat cro mags in particular.

    • “You would hardly recognize the land surface, and my gosh, we don’t want to go there.”
    He sums up the apocalypse in such a genteel manner.

    • I suppose we shouldn’t enjoy the misfortune of people in Trump Tower merely for living in one of Trump’s garish nightmares. I suppose……