Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Storm on the Sea

This could real fuck up potential retirement plans. 

In mid-2030s a wobbling moon - yes, you read that correctly - is going to bring a dramatic surge in high tide coastal flooding. 

I don't think they mean Lake Erie, but you never know. 

Actually, the beaches in Northeast Ohio have mostly disappeared over the last two years. The ones we used to take Shep to are down to a small path of sand now - no beaches, or fewer.  Rising water levels in the Great Lakes - and we don't even have melting glaciers, though I guess it could be coming from up north. 

The moon has an 18.6 year lunar cycle (take THAT menstruation!) .  When it hits a certain point in said cycle, there will be rising seas. 

The wobble isn't new - as it's been reported back to the 1700s. They probably had flooding too, but not one noticed. 

So - maybe a post-work home on the ocean isn't what I want anymore? 

I mean, do I want to be dealing with having to load up the handi-van and drive to a Bill Knapp's 15 counties away to take shelter and from some applesauce?  

.....see, the "joke" is, I'll be old by the mid 2030s........should I be alive at all.  It's not that I'll care about flooding at that point, as much as resale. 

Song by: Thompson Twins


James Dwight Williamson said...

I’m with you , Blobby , I’ll deal with it when I get there if I ever do.

Old Lurker said...

I had not heard of this before at all.

Wobbly moon + melting ice caps = what could possibly go wrong?

Ur-spo said...

I continually doubt I will live to see retirement. If CVD doesn't do me in, something like this will.