Sea Level Rise? President Obama Just Bought a Beachside Property

President Obama’s New Seaside Villa. Source Realtor.com

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

President and Michelle Obama join the growing list of climate activists who want to enjoy a little beachside luxury before the carbon demon swallows all the coastlines.

Barack and Michelle Obama are buying a $15M estate in Martha’s Vineyard

By Hana R. Alberts
August 22, 2019

Barack and Michelle Obama are close to buying a massive Martha’s Vineyard estate.

The property at 79 Turkeyland Cove Road in Edgartown, Mass. — owned by Boston Celtics chief Wyc Grousbeck — has a living room with vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace, a chef’s kitchen and a formal dining room with giant windows, according to the property’s Realtor.com listing.
The Obamas will bunk in the master suite, which has a fireplace and private sun deck.

Outside, there’s a pool with another fireplace — or the couple could swim on the private beach, which has a boathouse.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/barack-and-michelle-obama-are-buying-15m-estate-in-marthas-vineyard/

I’m sure we all wish the Obamas well in their new home, but I can’t help thinking this purchase of a low lying seaside property somewhat contradicts previous statements by President Obama about the urgent need to address sea level rise.

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146 thoughts on “Sea Level Rise? President Obama Just Bought a Beachside Property

  1. We’ll, he DID proclaim, when he was first elected, that history would record that THIS was when the seas began to recede…

    Maybe he believes his own press releases more than other groupthink?

    • If the pounding surf on Lake Michigan continues, we’re going to have beach erosion on the shores. And that isn’t something new.

      Even the shores of Martha’s Vineyard can be subject to erosion from severe storms, you know. 🙂 Just sayin’.

      I wonder which one will dig out the walkway when the snow season comes. Oh, wait – they’ll be in the Bahamas, right?

      • If the pounding surf on Lake Michigan continues, we’re going to have beach erosion on the shores. And that isn’t something new.

        Remember. only a few short years ago the Great Lakes were predicted to dry up and leave a big hole in the Upper Midwest. How did that prediction work out?

      • Sara, Obama has a date with MI. Most likely he headed to GITMO for short stay. Along with his buddies. Tick Tock for Barry. MI = military intelligence.

    • That was an over the top comment, more rousing speech ender than literal. Only Democrat I liked (I came of age as a Reagan Revolutionary). With Palin/Tea Party, the GOP moved way too right for me, and hardly limited government. I am now an Independant. Especially compared to 42 and 45, I think Obama is a decent family man. Until now, I mostly liked or put up with our presidents (I even liked Nixon in his first term, though I was a child). Blah blah. Have a good one.

      • everyone is entitled to their own fantasies – but not their own facts. Do some research and get back to us. You’ll be surprised what you find.

    • Four different elevation calculators that I used gave an elevation of 3-3.3 feet, right where the main house stands. Skeeter must really believe that He can lower sea levels.

      • Gator, as we all know, the storm surge from a good hurricane would eat up that couple of feet with no problem. The flood insurance on that behemoth of a beach shack must be a pretty penny.

        Regards,
        Bob

        • Me personally? I don’t think that anyone below 20ft above Sea Level should be allowed Flood Insurance. That would solve a lot of this nonsense and the screaming that the seas are rising crap. Wanna live there? Sure, go for it! Just don’t expect anyone to bail your stupid butt out…Thank you very much!

          • Steve, interesting thought but not workable.
            I live about 2 miles from the Gulf of Mexico at about 65 ft elevation and I thought by now I’d have beach front property, guess Al Bore was wrong.
            But, FYI, if you have a property AND a mortgage, the bank won’t let you get away without having flood insurance. I can’t say I disagree with your thought, but banks will not let the property go when they have so much “sunk” (pun not intended but it fits) into a property.
            I don’t have a mortgage so it is no big deal to me, I don’t worry about the flood insurance.

          • I am pretty close to 20 ft above sea level…would take a Cat 5 storm surge to hit me. Plenty of people 1000 ft and higher above sea level that flood regularly because they are in a floodplain.

          • Where I live in NE Scotland the land is actually rising after the last 2 miles high ice retreated.
            But – we have a bunch of government alarmists called SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) existing on the taxpayer dime.
            They decide where a house can be built based on a 10 feet rise over (whatever they dictate) and their advice is used by Building Societies and Banks to determine if a mortgage is granted.
            Of course the insurance companies are more than delighted to use the agencies”advice” in setting exorbitant premiums if you happen to already live near the non rising sea.
            I realise it is non kosher to ask if local property prices will be adversely effected by a non white family moving into the Vinyard.

          • Even Scotland has its own Big Socialist Government. Like a cancer they will not stop until they kill the body.

        • I will crack a rib laughing if the volcanoes under the West Antartic ice shelf open up and cause 12 ft of sea level rise. Funny how Harlech and Caernarfon castles both have sea gates at that level……

          • All the more remarkable when you add in the lowering of southern Britain as the north has rebounded from being depressed by an ice cap during the last glaciation.

          • Southern Britain is not lowering because of isostatic rebound – it’s rising, EG Rye-“on-Sea”. Britain is well north of the fulcrum point

    • Pete August 24, 2019 at 10:16 am
      Hi Pete I looked up the location it is not on the ocean proper. But on a “pond”. Over sized sand bar to the south, bad news if a hurricane comes across heading north. Not much of a speed bump.

      I grew up in Conn. Long Island helped somewhat but the storms were wild.
      The home was built in 2001.

      michael

    • The google maps location for the street address is about 1/10 mile NNE of the center of the dwelling:
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/79+Turkeyland+Cove+Rd,+Edgartown,+MA+02539/@41.361806,-70.5480367,591m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e52e14eaca1437:0xc33231a8f1d4b7de!8m2!3d41.361806!4d-70.545848

      Whatismyelevation.com shows the elevation of the street address as 3 feet:
      https://www.whatismyelevation.com/location/41.36189,-70.54573/79-Turkeyland-Cove-Rd–Edgartown–MA-02539-

      However, here’s the google maps view for the precise latitude,longitude of the center of the dwelling (41.3605841,-70.5487026):
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B021'38.4%22N+70%C2%B032'47.5%22W/@41.3605841,-70.5487026,712m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d41.3606526!4d-70.5465139

      Whatismyelevation.com shows the elevation there as 0 feet:
      https://www.whatismyelevation.com/location/41.3605842590332,-70.5487060546875/41-360584—70-548703-

      There’s a relatively new 501(c)(3) charity in NYC called the First Street Foundation, created to hype unscientific sea-level alarmism. They popped up in late 2017, with an initial paid staff of about ten people, and quickly expanded to fifteen. (Someone obviously wrote a very big check!)

      They work with leftist profs at Columbia University, and their MO is to publish junk science in obscure journals, accompanied by flashy press releases, blasted out to every media outlet on the planet, with the general theme that wildly accelerated sea-level rise dooms coastal cities, because of climate change.

      They’ve created a web site called FloodIQ.com, to tell you how deep the water will be where you live. According to their map, a Cat 1 hurricane would have floodwater lapping at President Obama’s door sills, and a Cat 3 would put his entire property, including his home, under more than three feet of water. Here’s their report for President Obama’s new home:
      https://floodiq.com/property/6a5a809e7efa506b40947b2ac2e3f481

      Screenshot:
      http://sealevel.info/Obama_seaside_villa_Marthas_Vinyard/FloodiQ_com_screenshot2.png

    • What all the comments have missed is the lack of even Solar panels on the residence to at least offset some of the carbon footprint.

      • There is a large turbine installed in an out-building on the property that generates 2MW per day from hot air…all the ex-president and is wife have to do is breath into a small pipe for about 10 minutes a day to run it…

  2. Obama was the President who claimed that during his administration we would all celebrate that the oceans have stopped rising. The media went wild and so did all the Democrats who thought that they had elected a god.

    What a bunch of complete hypocrites the Obamas are and how gullible and ignorant are the Democrats that supported them both then and now.

  3. Clean, green, redistributive profits for prophets. What else have the activists got wrong in concentration and volume, through liberal license to infer from characterization in isolation?

  4. NOAA tide gauge data for Boston, Woods Hole and Nantucket Island shows about 1 foot per century of steady coastal sea level rise at these locations.

    At ten feet above sea level his billion dollar family can enjoy the place for about 10 centuries. Maybe even longer if he stops the oceans from rising.

  5. I’m sure we all wish the Obamas well in their new home
    *********************************************************

    speak for yourself. I wish them all the worst. I’m just honest enough to state that.

    • With a bit of luck and a lot of justice, Bathhouse Barry and Michael won’t have much time to enjoy their new house. If they’re banged up in prison.

  6. Climate change is only for the little people, you know, you and me to make sacrifices for. So they can’t have all us Deplorables taking up good oceanfront property and using up all the fossil fuels they and their children will need in the coming decades to jet and yacht their way to those destinations.

    • Boom, mic drop. They won’t consider their work done until there are only two classes in the world: the puppet masters and the straw dogs fighting each other over scraps. AGW is the ultimate strategy to divide and rule, and I think more and more people are starting to see the truth of this. Using it to tear the United States apart has been wildly successful, and since (whether they admit it consciously or not) the rest of the western world follows the United States, it has steamrollered everything resembling political and social rationality in Canada, Europe, and Australia as well.

      Someone in this thread called the Obamas “scum.” I have no problem with this characterization.

  7. “I’m sure we all wish the Obamas well in their new home…” Not quite. I wish for all psychotic globalist ‘elites’ exactly what they wish for the rest of humanity – MISERY AND DEATH. Namaste & have a nice day. 🌻

  8. How to build a local story into a global claim… Trust the CBC!
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/alaska-salmon-heat-deaths-1.5256288

    From July 7 to 11, communities along the Koyukuk River experienced sustained air temperatures of over 30 C, well above the seasonal average highs of less than 20 C.
    Shortly after the heat wave, locals began reporting an unusual number of dead chum salmon washing up on the banks of the river

    Wow 5 days of torrid temperature over 30 C…
    When fish are exposed to warmer temperatures, their metabolism increases and they go through their energy stores much faster. The salmon that died didn’t have enough energy to make it to their spawning grounds and their hearts failed, she said.
    The team recorded 850 dead fish, but they estimate the actual number of casualties could be up to 10 times higher.
    So OK a few did not make it, got stressed. That happens. And estimates are just estimates…
    But here is the key:

    No impact on overall population
    Quinn-Davidson said dead salmon were also reported in mid-July to the south on the Kuskokwim River and in Bristol Bay.
    Many chum salmon made it to their spawning grounds this year and it’s not expected the deaths will have a drastic impact on the overall population. But there are concerns that if heat waves become more common, so will salmon die-offs.

    So this has really no impact but IF heat waves become more common…
    Even better:

    The die-off appeared to only affect chum salmon, not other fish species, which raised concern and confusion among local communities

    So local fish survived the heat well, because they have adapted to local climate… while the migrating fish have spent their energy and are vulnerable. Who would have thought…
    Yet another nothing story, transformed into an alarmist article by the CBC.

  9. Question… How does one go from: community organizer to state senator, to US senator (for only 3 years), to President and is then able to afford a $15M beachside property?

    • “….to President and is then able to afford a $15M beachside property.”
      You start up a fake university then swindle people who sign up. Oh wait, that’s the other president.

      • Trump franchised his name and paid dearly for mistakes made by his franchisees. No one was forced to attend Trump University.

        Obama was largely responsible for his namesake Obamacare, which forced tens of millions to purchase a product they didn’t want or to pay fines for not doing so. Nevertheless, Obama received millions in kickbacks from healthcare companies that benefited. BTW, Obama also benefited financially from helping to fastrack Boeing’s 737 Max.

        • Not that I doubt the potential for [any] politician to receive kickbacks, I’d like to see some backup to your assertions about kickbacks from healthcare companies (and which ones actually benefits, and to what degree), as well as the background on the 737Max program.

          Just asking so I can be better informed.

      • It’s simple Simon. You’re thinking of Bernie Sander’s wife, Jane. She drove a small college into financial ruin while allegedly committing bank loan fraud.

        Now, the Obamas were nearly broke when Barackward became President. Financially, the presidency was really profitable for these two socialist community organizers that espouse wealth redistribution for the little people. They redistributed sooo much wealth to themselves, they can now afford a sea level $15 million dollar estate, just for their summer cottage!

    • link It appears to be completely legitimate. On the other hand I’m reminded of this Broadway ditty:

      Judge: Mr. X, may we ask you a question?
      It’s amazing, is it not,
      That the city pays you slightly less than fifty bucks a week,
      Yet you’ve purchased a private yacht?

      Witness: I am positive your Honor must be joking!
      Any working man can do what I have done.
      For a month or two I simply gave up smoking,
      And I put my extra pennies one by one
      Into a little tin box,
      A little tin box
      That a little tin key unlocks.
      There is nothing unorthodox
      About a little tin box.
      In a little tin box.
      A little tin box
      That a little tin key unlocks.
      There is honor and purity,
      Lots of security,
      In a little tin box. Fiorello

    • I was wondering that myself. You missed his time as a professor who did not publish — or even verbalize — political or other opinions…

  10. Perhaps the socialist Obamas are just trying to ‘one up’ the socialist Bernie Sanders and wifey.
    Is this what wealth redistribution looks like? Obama opined in 2010 “At a certain point, you’ve made enough money.” For the Obamas, is it a $15 million summer home seaside point on Marthas Vineyard? Or are they needing more millions of dollars to satisfy their lust for power and money?

  11. Nothing silly or hypercritical about this. Unlike Trump, Obama actually had a handle on climate change. He would know the numbers. How long would Obama have to live ? Maybe another 30 years. At 3mm a year even if it doubled for the last 15 he would experience 135mm. 13.5 cm’s. That’s not going to swamp him. And why shouldn’t he enjoy the coast like everyone else? Anyone who knows anything about climate change know it’s likely the next few generations after him that will suffer.

    • Yes, not a problem anyone has to worry about. At 6mm / year or 60cm / century (slightly over 2ft), it’s someone else’s problem.

      • Eric Worrall, replying to Simon

        Yes, not a problem anyone has to worry about. At 6mm / year or 60cm / century (slightly over 2ft), it’s someone else’s problem

        Hmmn. About double what I have read: 2.2-2.3 mm per year, less than 1 inch per decade, less than 10 inches per century. About 1 meter in 400 years.

        But then another graph shows 1.4 mm per year since 1920. Another person claims 3.1 mm per year for recent sea level rise. Your value was double mine at 6 mm per year.

        Should we not “know” a valid estimate for average global sea level rise the next two centuries?
        Just 200 years. Not 1000 years, 2000 years or the 14,000 years to melt the Greenland and Antarctica ice caps. Just the next two hundred years please.

        (Yes, I know the climastrologists use a “recently-accelerated-model” to create a exponentially increasing current sea level rise, then extrapolated that using other models of exponentially increasing future global average CO2
        -> exponentially increasing future global average air temperature increases
        -> exponentially increasing future global average icecap and glacier melting rates
        -> exponentially increasing future global average sea level rise.
        .
        And, as a result, we see people asking when Mar A Largo in Florida will flood, when Miami must be evacuated, when Norfolk must be abandoned, when Manhattan will go under.

      • “Yes, not a problem anyone has to worry about. At 6mm / year or 60cm / century (slightly over 2ft), it’s someone else’s problem.”
        Thanks Eric….And there folks is about as good a summation of this problem we face and why people here just don’t seem to care. It ain’t gonna affect them so who gives a S***T.

        • It’s like ancient Egyptians worrying what people thousands of years in the future will do when the quarry stone for building pyramids runs out Simon.

    • “Nothing silly or hypercritical about this.”

      No way you typed that with a straight face. Take a wild guess on what the “carbon footprint” of this behemoth is. And it is a vacation residence. Add it to the list of homes they have and travel between. Add it to the signs of massive wealth that have and apparently have little interest in redistributing.

      “Unlike Trump, Obama actually had a handle on climate change. He would know the numbers.”

      BS. He’d stammer and stutter and try to make some ish up because someone once told him what numbers there may be concerning sea level rise. Just because he was in lockstep with the party lines on “climate change” doesn’t mean he knows anything about any “numbers.”

      “How long would Obama have to live ? Maybe another 30 years. At 3mm a year even if it doubled for the last 15 he would experience 135mm. 13.5 cm’s. That’s not going to swamp him. And why shouldn’t he enjoy the coast like everyone else? Anyone who knows anything about climate change know it’s likely the next few generations after him that will suffer.”

      Where have you been? Your ilk have been crying about not only accelerated sea level rise but adding that to the increasing storm surge levels due to stronger hurricanes and tropical storms. Your ilk are freaking-out about coastal communities at these elevations for THIS generation, not just “the next few.”

      “Suffer” from climate change…lol.

      • “Just because he was in lockstep with the party lines on “climate change” doesn’t mean he knows anything about any “numbers.””
        He listened to the people who study this stuff. That is what reasonable/sensible presidents do. Unlike Trump who is utterly clueless. Good presidents don’t call themselves the “chosen one” or say garbage like CC was invented by the Chinese.
        “Your ilk are freaking-out about coastal communities at these elevations for THIS generation, not just “the next few.”
        Nope, not me. People say dumb stuff on both sides of this debate. I read the science that actually talks about reality. Some areas are at risk in the not too distant future but most of us will be fine for the next 50 or so years (with regard to sea level rise anyway).

        • “He listened to the people who study this stuff. ”

          He listened to propagandists, and became one himself.

          • “propagandists”
            What a joke. That is the lasting argument for skeptics. It’s all fake. Scientists are lying. Obama listened to the people paid to advise him on issues. It’s a pity the clown in the white house at the moment doesn’t do that more often.

          • Simon August 24, 2019 at 6:32 pm

            “Obama listened to the people paid to advise him on issues.”

            Really Simon then why did he buy the place? Did you carefully look at the realtor photos? Not a New Englander, I see. There appears to storm damage.
            I gave a link to the local newspaper. Interesting things happen to the pond that the home is on -March 2018. Three storms one after the other. They had to cut a hole in the sand bar to let the water out.
            So tell me why after last years storms the owner decided to unload it?

            michael

          • That is the lasting argument for skeptics. It’s all fake. Scientists are lying. Obama listened to the people paid to advise him on issues.

            Spot on Simon . . . time to put these skeptics in their place and you are the man to do it!

            Who doesn’t remember the most famous truth-telling scientist of President Obama’s obfuscation of the Oval Office?

            An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.

            . . .

            He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.

            “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

            https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/223578-obamacare-architect-lack-of-transparency-helped-law-pass

    • Simon…that was disgusting…if anyone has a handle on it…it’s Trump….unlike Obama’s lying….Trump knows it’s the rest of the world causing it

    • “Anyone who knows anything about climate change know it’s likely the next few generations after him that will suffer.”

      Right, so it’s ok for the world’s elite to have massive carbon footprints while telling the rest of us we need more and more taxes to control the weather.

      Your cognitive dissonance is astounding, Simon.

      • Jeff Alberts
        “Right, so it’s ok for the world’s elite ….”
        I’d say its not ok. I think we all need to cut back. Would you agree with me?

        • No I would not. I am a conservative. That means that when I go camping, I pick up my trash and carry it out, along with some crap left behind by others. I don’t waste or wantonly destroy things.

          I travel when, where and how I please. I do not think people like you should tell my such things. I will set the heat and cooling to the temperature that makes ME comfortable. At this time I can afford to set it to whatever I like. This is not waste, this is why power, oil and gas companies exist, to provide products to customers at a profit and at the quantity desired.

          If you had your way, you would price the majority of people out of their comfort level. YOU would decide what is “comfortable”, what I can eat, where I can go and when. Your earlier comments show it is YOUR opinion that should determine how everyone else should live. Enough of this “I think we all need to cut back” crap. When you prove to the world that you live without the use of ANY “artificial” CO2 producing processes, then come back and talk. Otherwise leave the rest of humanity alone to live as best we can.

          BTW: Whatever changes in sea level, temperature, humidity, precipitation, etc. now ongoing are within the ranges of what has happened in the past. Provide evidence that current climate change is something out the range of historical natural variation.

          • “BTW: Whatever changes in sea level, temperature, humidity, precipitation, etc. now ongoing are within the ranges of what has happened in the past. Provide evidence that current climate change is something out the range of historical natural variation.”
            What you mean is provide proof that meets your criteria, because the proof has already met mine. Let’ be honest, if you can’t see that we are warming and that we are at least in part responsible, then nothing is going to change your mind.

  12. I followed the real estate link but it didn’t mention the elevation.
    Maybe it has an elevator that goes down a couple of hundred feet to reach that “private beach”?

    OH! I forgot that he and his climate policies ended the “sea level rise” in a couple of years that “Climate Seance” has been going on for decades. That’s why he spent $15M on it while he was President.

    OH! I forgot that he bought this after Trump was elected and has moved to neuter his climate policies, Paris being one of the first things to be snipped.

    I guess he has money to burn. (Was he a CEO of Solyndra?)

  13. This area does have some cool geology. The islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as the entire Cape Cod peninsula, were formed by massive sheets of ice during the last Glacial maximum. As the ice melted, sea levels rose 400 ft higher than during glacial times — and the islands’ connection to the mainland disappeared under water. The sea has been reclaiming the Vineyard ever since the ice began to melt and recede.

  14. I suppose the secret service detail will bunk in the stables…
    I hope everyone that is going to live in that mansion loves eating fish and lobster.

    Where are the extra-tropical hurricanes this year? Oh well, maybe next year.
    Maybe there will be an early season Nor’easter?

  15. Obama is screwed. Here’s why …

    Sea-Levels, Rising Up To 23 Feet, Could Sink More Than 1,400 US Cities By 2100: Study
    https://www.ibtimes.com/sea-levels-rising-23-feet-could-sink-more-1400-us-cities-2100-study-1365801

    (snip)

    “If global carbon emissions continue to increase at the current rate, it could lead to an increase in sea levels of up to 23 feet by the end of this century, submerging more than 1,400 cities and towns in the U.S., including Miami, Virginia Beach, Sacramento and Jacksonville, a new study said.

    “According to the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the amount of carbon pollution on the planet so far has “locked in” or assured a rise in sea levels of more than 4 feet from today’s levels, which is enough to sink more than half of the population in 316 coastal cities in the lower 48 states in the U.S.

    “‘By the end of this century, if global climate emissions continue to increase, that may lock in 23 feet of sea level rise, and threaten 1,429 municipalities that would be mostly submerged at high tide,’ writes Benjamin Strauss, the study’s author, on Climate Central.”

    Obama must be warned!

  16. Keep your eyes peeled for a midsize storm coming up the Atlantic coast, approaching at hi tide. Should be informative.

    The shore of the propery is on a large pond, protected from the open ocean by a long sand dune, which in some place reaches 10′ above sea level, but elsewhere is marshy. In the event of a storm with anything approaching 10′ swells, the sea will spill into the pond, raising its level and reshaping the dune barrier.

    Get your popcorn now.

  17. Trump franchised his name and paid dearly for mistakes made by his franchisees. No one was forced to attend Trump University.

    Obama was largely responsible for his namesake Obamacare, which forced tens of millions to purchase a product they didn’t want or to pay fines for not doing so. Nevertheless, Obama received millions in kickbacks from healthcare companies that benefited. BTW, Obama also benefited financially from helping to fastrack Boeing’s 737 Max.

    • “Obama received millions in kickbacks from healthcare companies that benefited.”
      Complete bollocks…. Reference please.

  18. How were generated the funds to buy and maintain such a property ? A good analysis of Mr. Obama’s incomes could prove revealing.

    Further, he probably plans on a huge insurance scam as his new asset gets engulfed by rising waters. Which punishable as he knew the dangers of investing there.

    A new hashtag #ObamaKnew ?

    • Funny how you are so concerned with the ex President’s sources of income, but don’t care too much about the current president’s income.

      • Geoff Sherrington

        Trump made his money in real estate, honestly or otherwise.

        How did Obama make his money?

        Trump says “AGW’s a crock, let’s all build on the coast”

        Obama says “AGW’s a threat, no one else build on the coast but me”.

        Trump walks into the Whitehouse a wealthy man, and leaves a wealthy man.

        Obama walks into the Whitehouse broke, and leaves a wealthy man.

        Trump is a Republican and believes in personable responsibility.

        Obama is a Democrat and believes in wealth distribution, to him.

        • HotScot says: “Obama walks into the Whitehouse broke, and leaves a wealthy man.”
          ..
          8 times $400,000 is $3.2 million dollars. On top of that, for 8 years he didn’t pay rent, food or utilities.
          ..
          If you entered broke, the pay is great.

          • We also have a system, in this country, for legal bribery of politicians. We call it “speeches.” A politician can charge $50,000, or $100,000, or anything at all, to give a half-hour speech.

            Functionally, it might as well be brown paper bags full of cash.

      • “but don’t care too much about the current president’s income”

        What is there to care about?

        • “What is there to care about?”
          Let’s start with his tax returns. It’s time the American people got to see what sort of tax he has paid…. or not.

          • Simon

            Let’s start with his tax returns. It’s time the American people got to see what sort of tax he has paid…. or not.

            Can we see Hillary’s tax returns from 2006 through 2016 please?
            And get a quick audit there of that Clinton Family Charity that pays 3% of its donations to charities, but 97% to Clinton, Clinton family, Clinton travel, and Clinton clothes and housing and hotel and meals ….. Now how many hundred millions of her money came from the countries SHE was actually selling State Dept positions and decisions to?

          • OK Simon, let’s see PDT’s tax returns (which the IRS has been monitoring for at least 10 years anyway) and while we’re at it, also release ALL of the Democrat senators tax returns.

            Sound fair?

      • The current president donates his presidential salary back to the government. The ex president kept his and is still collecting $207,800 per year presidential pension plus various perks such as medical coverage, staff expenses and Secret Service protection for life. Not a bad retirement for only 8 years service. And he won’t need to hire private armed security guards with privately owned firearms.

        • “The current president donates his presidential salary back to the government. The ex president….”
          And all the other presidents. Nothing unique about Obama on this one.

          • Nothing unique about Obama on this one.

            A swing and a hit Simon! You’ve struck your thumb with the back end of the hammer here by pointing out how commonplace President Obama’s behavior is compared to that of President Trump’s.

            Bravo, sir, bravo!

          • Simon August 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm
            You are … I can not speak. Do you know anything? President Obama is an example of Presidents who have used the office to personally enrich themselfs. Look at the link. maybe you will learn something.
            But I do thank you, your ignorance and inability to think for yourself is our sides greatest asset. You shoot your side in both the foot and backside.
            Please turn on brain before operating keyboard.

            https://www.investopedia.com/slide-show/poor-us-presidents/

            michael

        • Bill Murphy, you seem to forget that the current president made his money the old fashioned way, he inherited it. He also get to deduct his “donation” off of his taxes.
          .
          The ex-president wasn’t born into money.

  19. You really, really have to wonder how the Obamas managed to accumulate so much wealth in 8 years. Some of the doomsayers have claimed up to 90 metere sea level rise by 2100, which would be a metre a year! This would flood them out in no time. Even the “conservative” doomsayers claim the Obamas should be flooded out soon.
    Something smells pretty bad.

    • The Obamas believe in wealth redistribution, right into their thieving socialist pockets. They were virtually broke when Barry H.O. won the presidency. Being president was extremely profitable for the community activists, wasn’t it?!!

  20. Having looked at the photos on the real estate link, I have to wonder about Mr & Mrs O’s taste.

  21. May I missed it but it seems we forgot that Obama’s prediction about sea level rise included a bit that the land would ALSO rise the same amount – provided the necessary ‘contributions’ were made to the appropriate “foundations.”

  22. Thank you for the stream of valuable contributions. “Follow the money” is a method that, when correctly applied, never misses.

    So Mr. Obama walked broke into the White House. Supported ans institutionalized a complex set of AGW driven rules leading to the destruction of vast amounts of taxpayer’s money.

    His last act was to donate one billion of taxpayer’s $ to the international climate scam treasury.

    And now he walks out sufficiently rich to buy vast sea level properties and enjoy high life.

    While America struggles to regain it’s lost magnificence in that process.

    Could someone name the brain damage extend necessary to ignore the amount of corruption that leads to such a payola stream?

    What about justice? Are all courts in America overwhelmed by speed tickets to the point of gladly missing such humongous financial crimes?

  23. Where I live in NE Scotland the land is actually rising after the last 2 miles high ice retreated.
    But – we have a bunch of government alarmists called SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) existing on the taxpayer dime.
    They decide where a house can be built based on a 10 feet rise over (whatever they dictate) and their advice is used by Building Societies and Banks to determine if a mortgage is granted.
    Of course the insurance companies are more than delighted to use the agencies”advice” in setting exorbitant premiums if you happen to already live near the non rising sea.
    I realise it is non kosher to ask if local property prices will be adversely effected by a non white family moving into the Vinyard.

  24. And he was (and somehow still is) pretty good in doing so. Makes you wonder.

    Cold war times had positive aspects too. This could not have happened back then.

  25. 1) He is one person. He isn’t all Democrats, he isn’t all climate change activists, he isn’t even important in terms of climate change activism/denial. It’s cherrypicking to the utmost to care about one of his life decisions.

    2) There is a serious lack of credible science disagreeing with climate change. Even yearly climate at this point is showing proof of what signs pointed to before, to the average citizen.

    3) The models don’t indicate the world ending tomorrow. Don’t misconstrue that. Climate change is a gradual but devastating process, with long term effects occurring long after the causes. If we keep to what we are doing wrong, we guarantee roughly 50 years of consequences to develop. Including sea level rise. So pointing out a beachfront property today is hardly relevant for 30 years from now, which already has guaranteed issues to come.

  26. Mr. Obama made $300k/year as president. He wasn’t rich prior. Where’d he get the money to buy a $15m mansion?

  27. Obama’s decision to stop my windmill 9 years a ago and both bush’s to repay nuclear interests during the tripple ongoing meltdowns .demonstrates why we fail to stop bribery and global heating.

    • Steven Lonien, your windmill invention is essentially a complicated paddle-wheel, adapted to use wind instead of water. I am sure it works, but it has many more moving parts than a conventional wind turbine of similar output, and many more moving parts than a water paddle-wheel. That is not a good thing: it increases cost and decreases reliability.

      BTW, why do you think props replaced paddle-wheels in marine applications? (It wasn’t Presidents playing favorites.)

  28. Man, talk about a bunch of Obama Derangement Syndrome victims showing up here to come in about their victimhood (arent they always victims of “every frikkin’ thing”!?)
    The first paragraphs summed it up quite well. They’re going to try to enjoy some beachfront property ” while they still can”.
    Nothing nefarious or hypocritical about that. It’s called getting, while the getting is good.
    There are a lot of commenters here that need to get actual lives.

  29. All I can say is, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
    Are they bringing in the rat and roach infestation?
    Rats are sea loving creatures, and just try and drown a roach.

  30. Eric Worall

    “President and Michelle Obama join the growing list of climate activists who want to enjoy a little beachside luxury before the carbon demon swallows all the coastlines.”

    What a wonderful bunch of polemic.

    Btw, Mr Worall: Obama and all the people in Marthas V. and Nantucket won’t have to expect much more than 5 mm/yr.

    Maybe the people living e.g. here

    https://www.google.de/maps/place/38%C2%B017'48.0%22N+141%C2%B030'19.0%22E/@38.2966712,137.0228509,6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d38.296667!4d141.505278?hl=en

    will have to experience a little bit more, the trend there is about threefold, with a much higher acceleration than at Nantucket.

    Keep cool, wait and see, comme l’on dit si bien en anglais – n’est-ce pas, Monsieur?

  31. Although the pictures give a distorted impression from the angle it was taken, the house is actually on a cliff well above sea level. In addition, sea level is rising more slowly on hte west coast than the east coast. The house will remain well above sea level for longer than the Obama’s will be alive.

    • No, it actually isn’t. The “cliff” is on the other side of the house from the shore, by a good distance. Several of us have verified, through multiple sources, that the house sits between 3 and 3.3 feet above sea level.

    • David Leithauser wrote, “the house is actually on a cliff well above sea level.”

      There’s no cliff, David; see for yourself:

      http://sealevel.info/Obama_seaside_villa_Marthas_Vineyard/5ac24b4cca69749015ce8eee91e18251l-m10xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg

      The house is barely above sea-level. I put a little web page up about that house, and its elevation, and its flood risk, here:

      https://sealevel.info/Obama_seaside_villa_Marthas_Vineyard/

      The “First Street Foundation” FloodIQ site says that a Cat 1 hurricane in 15 years would flood Obama’s entire house, about 2/3 of it to a depth of less than one foot, and 1/3 of it to a depth of 1-2 feet. They say a Cat 3 hurricane would flood the entire house to a depth of more than three feet.

      Caveat: the “First Street Foundation” is not a reliable source. But the propaganda they produce typifies the pseudoscience that Obama at least pretended to believe, when he was President.
       

      David Leithauser wrote, “In addition, sea level is rising more slowly on hte west coast than the east coast.”

      True, but Massachusetts is on the east coast, David.

    • I apologize for that insensitive remark. Allow me to rephrase my statement; there goes the neighborhood!.

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