Tim, I appreciate you taking the time to read my article and respond to it. I appreciate and acknowledge your expertise in the field but I would say a few things. The first is that our models almost always tend to be too conservative and skew towards underestimating the scope, scale and speed to which these developments are happening. To point to the NCA and say “this is the fact, this is what it is”, is simply inaccurate.

The next thing I would say is that I never once said that “90% of climate scientists support the idea that sea levels will rise 10 feet.” What I was saying is made directly clear in the very quote that you posted here:

Yet the fact remains that between 90 and 99 percent of all publishing climate scientists are in consensus that both climate change is occurring and that it is the result of man made activity.

I agree I could have been a little tighter with my wording, and a little less hyperbolic. But I simply never stated that the majority of climate scientists support the claim that sea levels will rise 10 feet. In addition to that point, the very report you cited here says sea levels could rise 8 feet. It seems you’re being a bit nit picky.

The last thing I want to point out is that you never actually addressed the central argument and point of this paper, which makes an argument for Retooling the Military and it’s associated industries to be a force for fighting climate change.

Thanks again for reading my article and presenting some feedback.

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