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Greening Apocalypse California

At some point the marble will fall into a warmer domain of equilibrium.

This is one of those essays that if read 100 years from now will be seen as either amazingly prophetic or yet another example of the misguided apocalyptic literature emerging in the early 21st century — the way flying cars and armies of rocketmen did in the same part of the 20th.

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Courtesy of California Department of Water Resources — Florence Low
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“In a warming world, higher temperatures could combine with and amplify severe precipitation deficits. If temperatures continue to rise as they have, the U.S. Southwest could be facing “megadroughts” — worse than any droughts in the region since medieval times — by the second half of the 21st century.”

— National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2017

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Fires in Portugal, 2017
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The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1936

Alone the scale of the problems we face can be overwhelming but together we are a powerful force that can change the world. Lets go camping and restore a little bit of paradise every day.

— John D. Liu

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Emergency Planetary Technician and Climate Science Wonk — using naturopathic remedies to recover the Holocene without geoengineering or ponzinomics.

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