The up-elevator in a sinking ship?

Recognizing the climate emergency does not mean taking its worst-case scenarios the same way.

Assume a 3 degree or more increase in global warming. There are some who might then expect that the rising sea-levels and increased storm surges would sink the northern California’s refinery hub at Concord much sooner. One problem solved. So too for the Central Energy Infrastructure hub in Portland, assuming a magnitude 9.0 Cascadia earthquake doesn’t trigger the toxic flaming sludge first.

Such scenarios for abolishing infrastructures would, of course, entail alongside the massive destruction of ecosystems, but then again the worst-case assumptions is the ecosystems wouldn’t be restored anyway within a fossil-fuel status quo.

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