What’s the next step for a science-denying former politician? Launch a new business venture that will be utterly destroyed by human-caused climate in the coming decades. And if you wanted to pick a business venture that would be the most vulnerable to climate change, you could hardly do better then Ken Cuccinelli’s new oyster farm on super-low-lying Tangier Island, Virginia.
You remember Ken Cuccinelli. As Virginia Attorney General, he infamously launched a (losing) witch hunt against leading climatologist Dr. Michael Mann. Then, in the tight Virginia gubernatorial race of 2013, his climate science denial became a focus, and he lost to pro-science candidate Terry McAuliffe.