Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Earth Wind, and Fire"

I've been walking through the wreckage of southern Brooklyn. It's not far from my digs. One I get how blessed I am living on high ground, and how fragile our city is.  People have lost 'everything' I mean just that, ...Everything.

That, and some still don't have power. Especially out on the Island. Today is very cold rainy, and snowy. This is nuts.

There's talk of building a great dike at the Verrazano Narrows. Right in front of the bridge I guess. It'd be similar to the one at the mouth of the Thames in the U.K. It's going to be needed. Storms like Sandy are going to be a regular occurrence in our neck of the woods from now on it seems.

Even the Governor sez we're having a "Storm of the Century" every year to 18 months now. That, and how the cities of the Northeast are infrastructures of 19th, and 20th century design that just can't take the new climate, and they 'have' to be re-built.

Good news for construction outfits, and workers so at least that's something.

Anyway I'm just meditating on how the world is changing, and our slow reaction to that. The Antarctic ice sheet break-ups were big a warning. The sever storms of this century were more warnings. The great heatwaves, and droughts. What more does Nature have to do get get our attention?

2 comments:

  1. How would the DYKE feel about that?
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    Mr. Chips

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