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Sinking City Proof of Climate Crisis – one African city is already disappearing into the sea

When we talk about the climate crisis it is generally as something that will happen. If we don’t get the emissions in check the temperature will heat up. If we don’t stop emissions then we will have more fires. If we don’t stop emissions then we will have rising sea levels. But these things are already happening. Saint-Louis, Senegal is proof.

The city is being swallowed by the Atlantic. Parts of it are already lost to the sea. This apocalyptic reality is due in part to climate change and the rising waters. There are some man made factors, engineering mistakes that made it more likely to come to past but it is being fueled by the rising sea water.

The truth of the matter is that engineering mistakes happen and can happen to any nation but so is climate change. Even in Western nations, thought of as being outside the immediate effects of the crisis, rising sea levels and drought are already affecting the lives of the people there. The climate crisis is not a future problem, it’s a now problem.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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