As Rose and I ponder the pros and cons of living inland or on the coast of Belize, a new thought enters my mind: Could we be going about all of this wrong?
I have been looking at this scary interactive map on the National Geographic website titled “If All the Ice Melted.” The map invites you to “explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.”
Apparently 216 feet is how high the oceans would rise if the title of this interactive comes true. In other words, if Tea Party’s climate-change deniers and industrial polluters prevail and Ted Cruz gets elected president and puts Sarah Palin in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency …
Naturally I went straight to Belize on the map.
Or, where Belize used to be. Read the rest of this entry »