Global warming. Climate change. The ice sheets on Greenland and the Antarctic melting leading to sea level rise, just one in a long list of potentially catastrophic outcomes; I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now. Only people blinded by politics, greed, or ignorance don’t “believe” it, right? Certainly insurance companies, technology companies, and corporations headed by executives who lean toward the Democrats would be among those who take it the most seriously.
Except, if you look at where they are putting hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars of brick and mortar investment, it’s going, or potentially going, to places which are considered to be right in the bullseye of the primary impacts of climate change.
Look at Amazon’s list of 20 favorites for HQ2:
There are some which could make sense, but many of the ones not likely to be a little too wet are going to be a little too hot or dry…you know, if you believe the most fundamental prediction for climate discontinuity in North America; that the South will become unbearably hot, and anything west of the Mississippi will be drying up substantially, as John Michael Greer expresses here in his chapter on the ecological aftermath of industrial civilization from Dark Age America:
You can tell me what you believe or what you stand for, but if you are seriously considering Fan Pier in Boston or Miami as great places to invest for corporations that have been around and/or intend to be around for a hundred years, you don’t really think sea level rise or any of the other impacts of climate change are anything to be worried about.