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Don’t dredge deeper, go higher! The Jacksonville Port Authority wants to dredge a 47-foot ship channel in the 40-foot deep St. Johns River. They say the river needs 7 more feet to make our city a major port. All this will cost hundreds of millions. Are these people nuts? We don’t need to dredge. No sir! We can raise the river seven feet. The way to do it is obvious. Greenhouse gasses! Let me explain.
It should be plain to anyone who watches this video why we don’t need to dredge the St. Johns River. Instead, we should just let nature take its course:
Let me make one thing clear. Most of global warming is not man made. Not that the planet isn’t heating up. It’s just that humans don’t have all that much to do with it. What’s the main reason the planet is heating up? The earth has spun out of its orbit and is moving too close to the sun. That’s why. The Twilight Zone reported it.
Spoiler alert! At the end of the episode, the main character wakes up and, GUESS WHAT! it was all a dream. Yes, the earth had spun out of its orbit, but it spun out the other way, toward the planet formerly known as Pluto. Earth really was heading away from the sun. Everything was getting colder. Thank God we’re not experiencing that!
Anyway, let me be clear. The ice caps are going to melt anyway and raise sea levels. But we can speed up the process by spewing more green house gasses into the atmosphere. Then we wouldn’t have to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on dredging the St. Johns River.
With a deeper navigable shipping lane, our port will be able to accommodate the Panamax ships due to arrive any day now. Then our city will have class! Then we will be a contender! Then we will be somebody!
Trouble is, we can’t get ahead of ourselves. We can’t get greedy. We just need the oceans to rise seven feet. Any more than that, and there could be trouble.
August’s List: New songs — Phoenix, The Maine, Portugal The Man, The xx, Sir Sly, Laura Marling, Adna ⇓
August’s List • Fundraising thru ♬ for the DLC Nurse & Learn in Jax FL (DLC is a day facility for children with significant impairments) • The XX, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Frenship, The 1975, Father John Misty, Operators, Band of Skulls, Sturgill Simpson, Augustines, On an On, The Lumineers, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, Laura Marling, Chvrches, etc. • Watch & listen
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