Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Just the Beginning
John McQuaid: Brace Yourself -- New Orleans Was Just the Beginning
An opinion piece, penned by former Times Picayune journalist John McQuaid
discusses human complacency. An excerpt:
In reality, we are all New Orleans. Environmental change is accelerated there, yes. But similar -- and equally dangerous -- changes are coming down the pike for the rest of us; it's just going to happen a bit more slowly. And we haven't collectively recognized that yet.
…... people don't believe the data because it points to a very strange and different future, one profoundly different than our previous experience.