Superstition Destroying Cuba Beaches

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Twitter / ClimateSilence: Many of Cuba’s beaches are …

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12 Responses to Superstition Destroying Cuba Beaches

  1. miked1947 says:

    Climate SILENCE should remain SILENT!
    It is better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt!

  2. Andy DC says:

    As nothing continues to happen in the real world, the fairy tales of non-existent climate change continue unabated.

  3. Storms sometimes wash a lot of sand away. This has been happening since forever, and the sand does eventually come back.

  4. miked1947 says:

    I went to the article and found this:
    Some 900 coastal structures have been contributing to an average of about 4 feet (1.2 meters) of annual coastline erosion, according to geologist Adan Zuniga of Cuba’s Center for Coastal Ecosystems Research, a government body. Building solid structures on top of dunes makes them more vulnerable to the waves.

    “These are violent processes of erosion,” Zuniga said about regional development. “In many places the beaches are receding 16 feet (5 meters) a year.”

    Varadero symbolizes Cuba’s dilemma: Tearing down seaside restaurants, picturesque pools and air-conditioned hotels threatens millions of dollars in yearly tourism revenue, but allowing them to stay puts at risk the very beaches that were the draws in the first place.

    Cuban officials have tried to get around that choice by replenishing lost sand in Varadero, with plans to do the same next year at the Cayo Coco resort. But beach replenishment is an expensive remedy that Cuba can little afford to carry out nationwide. Zuniga said it costs $3 to $8 per cubic meter, and a single beach might contain up to 1 million cubic meters of sand.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=191043787
    Man made destruction of the beaches!!!!!! Not climate related!

    • gator69 says:

      Maybe we should require scientists to read the Bible, as it addressed this very issue, thousands of years ago.

  5. daveburton says:

    Here in NC, the sand that makes up our barrier islands moves around with every storm. Although individual islands and inlets shift, or even come or go entirely, the system is quite stable, overall. But we also have channels that are dredged by The Corps of Engineers to keep them navigable, and the Corps often dumps the dredged sand far offshore, outside the shoreline system. The loss of that sand causes erosion of nearby beaches — which Climate Movement activists wrongly blame on our nearly negligible rate of sea-level rise.

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