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Where Do Luvvies Keep Their Brains?

April 11, 2017

By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/global-warming-fears-are-driving-malibu-home-buyers-higher-ground-989236

 

I’m sure showbiz luvvies must have some brains, it’s just that I don’t know where they keep them!

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Beach buyers including Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga are moving on up (literally) and over to the once-unimaginable side of the PCH for not only more privacy but rising sea level fears: "The smaller the beach gets at Broad Beach, the bigger the numbers are going to get" on the bluffs.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/global-warming-fears-are-driving-malibu-home-buyers-higher-ground-989236

 

Apparently, as many as 1 million Californians could be affected by rising sea levels by 2100, driving some home buyers to bluff-side areas like Malibu Park, perched 50 feet above the Pacific Coast Highway.

 

 

A wise decision if you ask me. According to Wikipedia, the average altitude of Malibu is 32 meters.

At this rate, they will all be paddling in about 336,000 years time!

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19 Comments
  1. SteveB permalink
    April 12, 2017 12:10 am

    More likely, the “stars”, as the report indicates, are moving due to larger lot size, the potential for 180-degree beach views and the promise of paparazzi-proof coastal living.

  2. John F. Hultquist permalink
    April 12, 2017 3:35 am

    The coast in that area could get a wave (tsunami) from seismic activity of up to 8 feet (unlikely) or a foot (more likely). I’ve no idea if there are celebrity houses that low.
    Bigger threats in the region are fires with follow-on mud slides. Chaparral, a shrub land, with hard evergreen leaves, is a flammable environment. The narrow canyon roads are not a favorite of fire suppression crews.
    Celebrities do seek privacy and that is not hard to understand.

    A photo of a melted plastic fence was a big hit (Picasso type image)

    • April 12, 2017 11:25 am

      As an undergraduate botany student taking ecology in 1965, I learned of the “Mediterranean Sclerophyll Forest” we call chaparral. Yes, indeedy, the coriaceous leaves contain lot of resins which burn beautifully and it is a fire-maintained vegetation formation. I am certain the niceties of this are lost on the Hollywood luminaries.

      • April 12, 2017 11:58 am

        One such nicety is that the longer the period between fires, the more highly flammable litter builds up. Which means that the worst thing to do is to keep putting out the fires without additional measures.

        After decades of fire suppression folks seem surprised when a firestorm breaks out.

    • Bartemis permalink
      April 13, 2017 1:19 am

      Picasso? Did you mean Dali?

  3. martinbrumby permalink
    April 12, 2017 7:52 am

    Has the Al Gorical sold his condo on SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf yet?
    Perhaps he’ll fix it for Mr & Mrs C. Lion to move in.

  4. jazznick permalink
    April 12, 2017 7:55 am

    Speaking of Al Gorepone it’s amusing to see the juxtaposition of the ad for the “Criminal Minds” boxed set alongside the headline.

  5. AlecM permalink
    April 12, 2017 8:16 am

    Silly Boy: Luvvies don’t have brains. They operate by instinct – copy their neighbour’s actions.

    Indeed the term Luvvie is actually a variant of Lemming.

  6. Old Englander permalink
    April 12, 2017 10:02 am

    Err, don’t you mean 33,600 years ? Or did I read the graph wrong ? Either way, it’s an awfully long time, +/- one order of magnitude should be good enough to reject any property survey red flags.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      April 12, 2017 12:35 pm

      32 meters / 0.95mm per yr =
      33,684.21 years (approx)

  7. Athelstan permalink
    April 12, 2017 11:38 am

    “Err, don’t you mean 33,600 years ?”

    Far better odds on, the “big one”! When it comes as it surely will – happen to mosey down and along ain’t no mattern babes and luvvies all the lot of yers – Malibu could end up in San Francisco bay and or swimming with Pacific plate in the depths but anyhow whose quibbling?

  8. Dung permalink
    April 12, 2017 1:49 pm

    Long before 33,000 years have past our climate will have changed out of all recognition ^.^ We will either have returned to our ice age (which those who study the solare cycles are predicting) or the planet will return to it normal state which is about 16C hotter than today.

    • Dung permalink
      April 12, 2017 1:53 pm

      apologies for abysmal spelling Grrrr.

    • David Au permalink
      April 13, 2017 10:11 am

      16 C HOTTER IS Normal??

      Anyhow, when the ice sheets grow the sea level will drop a hundred meters or so, giving new coast line for developers.

  9. RAH permalink
    April 12, 2017 4:40 pm

    It’s not just fire danger but also mud slide danger that their moving into. It is California after all. If wild fires aren’t burning then there is flooding. If it isn’t flooding the earth is quaking.

    • Bartemis permalink
      April 13, 2017 1:26 am

      Mudslides happen a lot out there. Like at Mario Lopez’ home here:

      I’d be a lot more worried about that than the ocean.

  10. April 12, 2017 8:45 pm

    Luvvies keep their own brains, thus enabling their wealth to reside in the wallets of their ‘advisors’.

  11. April 12, 2017 8:51 pm

    Strange how in the sea level graph there are three high peaks that coincide with the so-called “Super El Ninos” of 1982/3, 1997/9 and 2015/16……..

  12. tom nell permalink
    April 12, 2017 11:34 pm

    The quote according to Wikipedia, “the average altitude of Malibu is 32 meters”. Shouldn’t that be stated as elevation not altitude?

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