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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    My boat is ready to go.

    If the shit hits the fan I will be far out into the pacific drinking a martini.
    What will you do when the food and water on board runs out?

    Will you still want to be on open water if hurricane cat 5s are the new normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    The adults here are trying to have a real discussion here about things. Take your partisan politics and childish antics elsewhere.
    The conservatives who are invested in science idiocy are going to lose confidence in their own worldview, as they confront climate change on their doorstep.

    I expect it will drive a high percent of them quite mad. Actual psychosis.

    In fact, I'd say mental illnesses of all sorts are about to explode into pandemic-like numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    I think we are in for serious problems....climate change will be a main driver behind much of it and we will keep trying to deal with symptoms instead of root causes.

    My son is legit worried about me traveling to the US in a few days. He was fine about it all these past months, but now as it approaches and is only days away, the reality has hit him and he was asking me about my "exit plan" hahaha! I saw real fear and worry in his face though. Many of my friends and family here in Sweden are genuinely worried about me going there, thats not a good sign considering how the view has changed about the US and traveling there.....it used to be a fun trip, now people think of it as dangerous and unwise!

    The plan is for me to spend a few years there, but the return ticket is in the wings if needed at any time.
    Where are you moving to, here in the US? What is your apparent racial identity? Your religion? Do you speak English with an accent? Etc.

    Anyone moving from Europe to Florida now, IMO, is a science idiot.

    Same as to almost all US coastal areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Where are you moving to, here in the US? What is your apparent racial identity? Your religion? Do you speak English with an accent? Etc.

    Anyone moving from Europe to Florida now, IMO, is a science idiot.

    Same as to almost all US coastal areas.
    Northeast part of the country, my hometown. I am white, no religion (atheist), no accent (well when I speak swedish I have an american accent and it sounds HORRID).

    My decision is really personal, I have been away 15 years and I need to spend time with some very special people I love there.

    Of course I am lucky, I am a person who is connected to places (both in the US and in Sweden) that arent hit as hard as other places due to climate change, but ultimately, climate change will affect everyone, no one will escape it.....and lets not kid ourselves, even all the nations that recognize its real arent taking enough action, they talk a lot of shit and do a little bit, but we need much more than that little bit to truly impact this issue. I fear we are all rather doomed on that front, humanity sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    Northeast part of the country, my hometown. I am white, no religion (atheist), no accent (well when I speak swedish I have an american accent and it sounds HORRID).

    My decision is really personal, I have been away 15 years and I need to spend time with some very special people I love there.

    Of course I am lucky, I am a person who is connected to places (both in the US and in Sweden) that arent hit as hard as other places due to climate change, but ultimately, climate change will affect everyone, no one will escape it.....and lets not kid ourselves, even all the nations that recognize its real arent taking enough action, they talk a lot of shit and do a little bit, but we need much more than that little bit to truly impact this issue. I fear we are all rather doomed on that front, humanity sucks.
    Northeast? Most is mountainous. if you stay off the coastline, you should be okay -- except for the impact of coastal dwelling people fleeing inland and trying to shift their losses onto people like you, first. I'd stay out of low-lying areas, especially near rivers and lakes.

    (I did not actually intend that you answer my questions, LOL. I was trying to say, different parts of the US are likely to be safer for different people moving here, depending on their apparent "tribal" identity as seen by residents of that slice of America.)

    When I was at UF, my favorite tax professor from law school was recruited by their tax law program. As well she should have been; that lady is still the smartest person I have ever met IRL. She called me to ask how I thought she'd be received. Was there much racial discrimination?

    I'm white; she's black.

    I replied "How would I know? I don't see evidence of any, but then, I don't engender those responses in people here."

    I think your son is right to be worried. In your shoes, I would have a "departure back to Sweden" criteria, that both you and he agree on. Once Americans start to panic, travel out of the country might not as easy as it is today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Northeast? Most is mountainous. if you stay off the coastline, you should be okay -- except for the impact of coastal dwelling people fleeing inland and trying to shift their losses onto people like you, first. I'd stay out of low-lying areas, especially near rivers and lakes.

    (I did not actually intend that you answer my questions, LOL. I was trying to say, different parts of the US are likely to be safer for different people moving here, depending on their apparent "tribal" identity as seen by residents of that slice of America.)

    When I was at UF, my favorite tax professor from law school was recruited by their tax law program. As well she should have been; that lady is still the smartest person I have ever met IRL. She called me to ask how I thought she'd be received. Was there much racial discrimination?

    I'm white; she's black.

    I replied "How would I know? I don't see evidence of any, but then, I don't engender those responses in people here."

    I think your son is right to be worried. In your shoes, I would have a "departure back to Sweden" criteria, that both you and he agree on. Once Americans start to panic, travel out of the country might not as easy as it is today.
    I am actually rather fascinated to see how it all plays out...I know I have changed and come at it all from a bit of a different perspective now, so it will be interesting to see if I feel the need to run back to Sweden or if I find a new way to "be" back in the US for a prolonged period of time. Politically and economically, the US is definitely not in great shape and that makes me nervous of course......but on the personal level, this has to happen.

    I do my best to not live in fear and thats one of those cultural changes thats happened...in the US, fear plays a larger role than I realized. Life is messy, shit will happen, you cant live on constant alert. That was one of the things my son pointed out to me...how much I chilled down and de-stressed after living here. He remembers that in the US I was much more paranoid, worried, stressed etc...now I am much more easy going and absorb things better. He dont want me to lose my "zen" haha.
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    I try not to stress about things I can't change. I can't change the fact that we've done too little too late to avoid some massive changes coming humanity's way. I do feel bad about leaving such a mess to younger generations. I lived through the best time in human history and was lucky enough to have been born in the country that happen to benefit the most from the advances we made economically and socially in the middle of the 20th century. I have a feeling that you're right, Madeline, this is going to be a summer to remember. The thing that I hold onto is that human beings are amazingly adaptable. I think the human race is going to have to deal with some extraordinary challenges and changes in the next several years, but will come out the other side better for it.

    On a personal level, I have nowhere to go. My husband's health precludes any major changes in our lives. I'll just ride it out the best I can where I am. And I have a routine for maintaining my mental health that simply includes shutting out the rest of the world for a couple of hours a day. I can't really do much to help those poor people who lived in that high rise apartment in London that burned down yesterday. I can't help those poor people who live in ISIS's way. I can't make people not be violent when they get angry about politics.
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    As a single, middle aged man, I'm not particularly prone to stress, but I plan to quit smoking (again), to honor my appointments with my shrink, to write some sort of adventure, to age relatively well and end in good company.
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    121 today in Phoenix...all is well....
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    Since 1895, there has been one day hotter than today in Phoenix, 122 in 1993.
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