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Well we have made it through a week without doing serious harm (i trust) to ourselves.  Some things are harder than i expected, others are easier.  What is hard is the amount of attention and focus i need to maintain to make sure i don't hurt Dianne.  It is also difficult to watch her go through the stress of recovery.  A day of immobility requires a week of rehabilitation.  The easy part, so far, has been being present; i had thought it would take far more effort and will to do what needs doing, then doing it again, and again, and again.....

Sea levels will rise higher in the next 100 years than they have in the last 2000 or more.  Depending on who you ask, the rise could be 13 inches or 19 or 36 or 48 or 60 or 78 or 120 or 2,592 (if all ice melts).  The Army Corps of Engineers is bullding as though a five foot rise is probable.  A five foot rise would imperil the coastlines of every continent except Antarctica and every coastal city in the tropics.  136 large coastal cities  with an at risk population of 40 million people could be inundated prompting massive drownings and evacuation, which will affect inland areas everywhere.  Coastal property will be worthless while higher ground will become very expensive.  All of this is stated or easily deduced from the article "Rising Seas" in the latest National Geographic Magazine.

I have to wonder what the wealthy and their minions have in mind for the future.  Two thirds (at least) of the reason for these rising sealevels will be global warming which, according to conservatives is "natural" or nonsense, and certainly requires no action that will cost them any money.   Will they simply take possession of the high places and force that portion of the ninety-nine percent that they cannot use into the sea?  It appears that this is already happening.

Rising Seas


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Sep. 1st, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
and you care for Diane again and again and again and you inspire all of us with your loving nurture of the lovely lady in your life.
Sep. 1st, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Sep. 1st, 2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
1) You are a HERO!

2) I just read a book called Odds Against Tomorrow, a near future sci fi novel on that very theme.
Sep. 1st, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

The Nat Geo article read a little like Sci Fi (which makes sci fi read a little more like science).

My peripheral hearing caught something on NPR/BBC about a beach in England, a former playground of the middle class, which seems to have become a dumping ground for the poor and unwanted. An omen?
Sep. 1st, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)

The seaside was a pretty steady thing for a while there - people went on holiday in the UK and hotels could make a living. When cheap air fares came in only the fanciest places and ports and places that had some other thing recommending them survived. Everywhere else went down hill and so there is a great deal of conversion of hotels into places for the unwanted to go. Whether these are 'foster homes' for unruly unwanted kids or containment for refugees, there are seaside places here that are like that.
Sep. 1st, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
I am just smiling about how wonderfully you care for your love.

All that ice melting and all the extra rains...and man still doesn't believe he can wreak havoc with the world.
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Sep. 2nd, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the detailed comment.
There is a lot to think about.
We have made the world so complicated that almost any plan for the future is bound to leave out some vital consideration. Good luck to us all!
Sep. 1st, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
How inspiring that the easy part for you has been being present. In my experience, it's not always easy to be present. Your spiritual practice is your love and care.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 2nd, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
Be of good hope:
For we watched a special effects show called Waterworld today at Universal Studios-- and I can assure you that there will be Many Explosions and some jet=skis in the future.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
And we will soon evolve into ethereal beings who need no longer be concerned with matters of matter which will no longer matter.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
May my small droplets of love for Dianne joined your buoying tides. :)
Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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