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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

will it all be gone eventually

if we dont do something

the picture of google maps below is of the santa barbara harbor
the structure in the middle attached to the shore is the stearns wharf that extends from the shore out into the ocean 
as you enter the wharf you can walk all the way to the end
all 2300 feet and 3.8 acres

you can drive your car on there and park to shop or dine at one of several restaurants
there is a small aquarium on the wharf
you can fish off the wharf also
there is a lot of foot traffic on the wharf
its a place that many tourists go to when they visit here
we always try to bring visitors there when they come to visit

you can on some days see big oceanliners parked out in the harbor letting their passengers go into the town to shop and dine
last week the dallas cowboy owner jerry jones huge yacht was parked out there

in a few years this will all be gone
something is done

the city has a group looking at suggestions to maybe raise the stearns wharf several feet so that when the sea rise comes that it will not be underwater
some of the streets and businesses you see in the picture will be gone
not in my lifetime but maybe in my grandkids lifetimes this will probably happen
we can do something to slow this down

first you have to believe in climate change and sea level rise
you have to attack climate change with enough environmental changes to make a difference

i read this week in this article that the greenland glaciers are melting at a fast rate so that we will get several feet of sea rise from this melting

it may have hit the melting point of no return such that we may not be able to stop it now

cities like miami and new orleans will be maybe under water eventually

i thought about this this week as those two hurricanes barrel down on new orleans
imagine if its several years from now and this happens
new orleans would be wiped out 
miami might be gone already anyway 

as we were walking on the beach the other day i looked up at the bluffs with the houses and condos up there
i thought of all the erosion that was going to happen in the next several years such that those condos and houses will all be gone

we have a relative that has a house on a bluff overlooking this harbor
we have enjoyed sitting on their patio looking out over the harbor
its sad that all you might see one day is just the ocean and the shoreline

we need to do something about climate change to slow it down
whether you believe in it or not
its still going to happen

the organicgreen doctor

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