How much water is coming our way via climate change is up for debate, but that it’s coming or that it’s a lot is not.

“I’m a Republican, but I also realize, by any objective analysis, the sea level is rising,” said Jason Buelterman, the mayor of tiny Tybee Island, one of the first Georgia communities to adopt a detailed climate plan.

That any GOP member should see party membership and belief in science as mutually exclusive is one of the more appalling aspects of the party as it exists today. Still we get this:

Yet Congress has largely ignored these pleas, and has even tried to block plans by the military to head off future problems at the numerous bases imperiled by a rising sea. A Republican congressman from Colorado, Ken Buck, recently called one military proposal part of a “radical climate change agenda.”

This article focuses on the US, but if you thought the Syrian refugee crisis was a tragedy, you ain’t seen nuthin’.