It was all a metaphor, you see.
In an e-mail to 11Alive News, Johnson’s office said the statement was a metaphor to describe Guam’s ecosystem.
“I wasn’t suggesting that the island of Guam would literally tip over,” Johnson said in the e-mailed statement. “I was using a metaphor to say that with the addition of 8,000 Marines and their dependents – an additional 80,000 people during peak construction on the tiny island with a population of 180,000 – could be a tipping point which could adversely affect the island’s fragile ecosystem and could overburden its overstressed infrastructure.”
“Having traveled to Guam last year, I saw firsthand how this beautiful – but vulnerable island – could easily become overburdened, and I was simply voicing my concerns that the addition of that many people could tip the delicate balance and do permanent harm to Guam,” Johnson said.
Johnson then presented gripping video evidence he had recently personally filmed of how “climate change” can adversely affect humanity.