Daily Kos: What do we do when we see the deluge coming? [Take two, updated]
Lounging by the beach on our most recent foray to the edge of the continent (as our 14-year-old son likes to put it), my husband and I chatted about the likelihood that the entire town all around us will be underwater in something like 50 years...Who can absorb the enormity? How are we supposed to leap from the unquestioned presumption that, inexorably, normal life will continue, to the idea that civilization might – no really, will - collapse in our kids’ or grandkids’ lifetimes? Who even gets what that means? And how can anyone hope to take the idea seriously, when no one around them, and no one in authority, seems remotely concerned – even after the hottest summer on record, when most of the country is dried out and fried to a crisp?