ThinkerX Posted August 3, 2022 Share Posted August 3, 2022 11 minutes ago, Zorral said: Anyone who says that, who isn't living on the banks of artificial lakes such as Tahoe, is lying. And/or not paying any attention whatsoever, and thus an idiot. It remains an alarmingly common argument amongst the deniers. Locally... I dwell a half mile or so from Cook Inlet. The land hereabouts is a sort of 'rolling plateau' of sand and clay and rock topped with coniferous forest some 80-120 feet above sea level. This results in insanely high erosion levels - the bluff literally loses 5-15 feet per year through erosion. (I have done casual measurements of this, 'marker to marker' - tree's, posts, whatnot - for the past thirty odd years.) Despite this, there is no shortage of utter fools buying bluff side houses or buying the raw land and then building houses upon it - within 40-50 yards of the edge. The 'denial of reality' level among these people is...impressive. They are absolutely adamant that not only will bluff erosion never be a concern for them, but that they will also be able to unload these properties in another couple decades for a hefty profit. Larry of the Lake 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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