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We Are Writing the Epilogue to the World We Knew

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The data continue to roll in, and they are telling us we are in the process of bringing an end to the world we evolved in, and creating a new, harsher world. We will be forced to devote more and more of our resources trying to adapt to this new world, and less on development.

While politicians fiddle, the world burns.  While the press plays he-said, she-said, the ice melts, the seas rise.

In 1990 we could have averted this disaster and saved money doing it. As late as 2010 we still had a shot at avoiding it.  But now, the die is cast, the future foretold.  What follows will be an epilogue to civilization, as we knew it.

Hyperbole?  Let's look at the facts.

Arctic sea ice hits lowest extent ever measured (and it's still melting) - check.

Hottest winter, spring, summer, year, decade ever measured - check.

Most extensive drought in 50 fifty years, and getting worse - check.

Worst floods in recorded history - check.


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