Pacifica Tribune/Letters to the Editor, 9/23/16.
|"Managed retreat" alternative.|
"Dear Editor, While our community debates about the library, the quarry, a hotel near the pier, and dozens of other issues, let’s get real.
Abrupt climate change is happening now. The long-term big picture needs to be brought to the forefront: drought, fresh water supply, sea level rise, stronger storms, undergrounding wires to prevent multi-day power outages, erosion, mudslides, trees dying, carbon sequestering, ocean acidification, ocean anoxia (deoxygenation) and the sixth mass extinction. In 30 years, fresh water and food will be critical issues. Let’s start discussing this now."
Note photograph from flatplanet, "Definition and Effects of Climate Change." Choice of framing and photograph by the article poster.
Posted by Kathy Meeh