Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's time to address climate change

Pacifica Tribune/Letters to the Editor, 9/23/16.

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"Managed retreat" alternative. 
"Climate change now" by Amy Lynn Caplan

"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


Kamer said...

Climate change isn't the problem, it's magnetic reversal of the poles. It's coming and we won't know if we're coming or going. GPS will be affected, hell, even your compass won't work. People will be driving into the ocean thinking they are going east. Chaos will reign. Quick, run around with your hands up and scream a lot.
That helps.

Anonymous said...

Everybody should relax and not think about the future. We'll probably all be dead by the time things get really bad.

"The future's uncertain and the end is always near." - The Doors, Roadhouse Blues.