Report sees global warming harming coastal homes

The latest report on climate change, its causes and its potential effects paints a dire future for coastal properties.

More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. Agriculture in the Southeast and Corn Belt are threatened and heat and humidity will probably grow so intense that spending time outside will become physically dangerous, according to a report by the New York Times.

That is the picture of what could happen to the U.S. economy in a world of unchecked global warming, according to a major new report put forward Tuesday by a coalition of senior political and economic figures from the left, right and center.

“I actually do believe that we’re at a tipping point with the planet,” former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., a Republican who served under President George W. Bush and on the climate change coalition, told the Times. “A lot of things are going to happen that none of us are going to like to see.”

Given the ferocity over debating the hot-button issue, climate change skeptics rebutted the report’s findings.

“Global warming 'fabricated' by NASA and NOAA,” reads a headline on the conservative news blog Breitbart Report.

“Scientists at two of the world’s leading climate centers — NASA and NOAA — have been caught out manipulating temperature data to overstate the extent of the 20th century global warming,” the report states.

The Breitbart Report cites a post on the site, Real Science, where blogger Steven Goddard, a global warming skeptic, has posted a series of graphs that show "climate change" before and after the adjustments.

When the raw data are used, there is little, if any evidence of global warming and some evidence of global cooling, Goddard says.


Suntex Acquires Tampa Area Marina

The Marinas at Little Harbor, with slips and drystack storage, is in a resort community that’s being developed in Ruskin, Fla.

Littelfuse to Acquire Carling Technologies

The $315 million transaction is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter.

Boat Sales and Fraud

Boat History Report has tracked a 123 percent increase in fraud on the preowned-boat market since the pandemic buying spree began.

Avoid Cutoff Confusion

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Wave Wifi MNC1250

Wave WiFi has solutions to keep boats online further from shore using the fastest possible internet connections. Wave WiFi’s new Dual Band Marine Network Controller with SIM-activated cellular system (MNC1250) distributes fast reliable internet onboard. It can be connected to any internet source including cellular data using the built-in universal SIM card slot and transmits both 2.4 and 5GHz AP signals for speed and reliability. Gigabit ports provide fast throughput and Wave’s proprietary GUI (Graphic User Interface) makes it easy to set up and operate. New Multi Active WAN feature allows you to assign devices to a designated internet source of your choosing. Cameras, door alarms, and other devices can run on cellular while onboard users are connected to other land based hot spots.

OneWater Acquires T-H Marine

OneWater Marine purchased the Huntsville, Ala.-based P&A provider for around $185 million.

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Starfisher

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Winnebago Posts Record Q4, Fiscal Year

The Chris-Craft and Barletta parent reported full year revenue of $3.6 billion, a 54 percent increase from 2020.