Cedar Rapids Joins New Orleans

02008-06-17 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bruce Sterling has a way with words…

Cedar Rapids Joins New Orleans in the "Official Incredulity" Sweepstakes
Thousands and thousands of climate scientists have been soberly predicting events like this for decades on end. They’ve been imagined. They’ve been imagined, modelled, predicted and described in detail. New Orleans was imagined and described. Now the climate crisis is devastating the American heartland. Did they think they were on a different planet from the melting polar ice caps and the flaming drought-stricken jungles? Of course they’re catching it. We live in a weather casino where anyone’s town could be next.
(Via Beyond the Beyond)

We are finding out the hard way that this seemingly vast planet is just one small rock hurtling through space. Time to move up to world-centric thinking…

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