Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The article in this part of the series concentrated on the possibility of global warming ending the US, or at least severely changing it. Alaska is already experiencing some rather significant effects from rapid climate change (massive wildfires on what used to be permafrost earlier this year). Other parts of the country are already, arguably, already experiencing some significant changes as well. I'd be interested to see if Florida goes under (water) but even that could be on the extreme end of things. Mother Nature still has plenty of tricks up her sleeve even without having to resort to big climate change scenarios. For example, much of the western US is long overdue for some major earthquake activity. But will any of that end the US? I'm thinking maybe not.