It has become a staple for news coverage of natural disasters: shocked residents, standing among the wreckage, promising to rebuild. But as climate change and sea level rise are permanently altering the landscape, it may not make sense to rebuild in precisely the same location. That reality has already arrived for many communities in northern Alaska, where the vanishing sea ice and permafrost have left entire towns at risk of being washed away. If the experience of those residents is anything to go by, we're woefully unprepared for the new reality.
A paper that will be released by PNAS details the challenges of what its authors call "climigration," the forced relocation of entire communities to safer ground. To date, the process has faced enormous hurdles, partially because there is simply no legislation that allows government agencies to pay for or coordinate the process—or even certify that it's conforming to federal regulations. At least partly as a result, the communities the researchers examined are still stuck in their deteriorating infrastructure.
A number of factors combined to make the native towns of northern Alaska exceptionally vulnerable to climate change. Originally, the area's inhabitants moved among locations with the changing seasons, which limited the amount of infrastructure in any one place. But mandatory education meant that communities coalesced around the sites where the state built schools. Since the schools were built with material brought to the area by barge, this mostly led to small towns built along the coast. These areas remained reliant on barges for fuel and other supplies.
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✓ upper-body strength exercises
✓ some work on character sheets for Angels of the Silences
TO DO TODAY
more work on character sheets for Angels of the Silences (snowflake novel writing step 3)
research for Angels—Reed, Fallen Angels
research for Angels—Fasegun, Introduction to Ifa (take notes this time)
Supernatural 8x18 for canon consumption
Supernatural 1x02 for multimedia-fanwork series-rewatch project
macroecon ch 3
microecon ch 3
TO DO SOON
upper-body strength exercises Mon Wed Fri
walking Tue Thu Sat
clean out car
fix "Dragon Phoenix Match"
Supernatural 7x03 for Epic Bechdel Project
write queer_fest 3 (geeky lesbian feminist activist Charlie Bradbury) due 5/27
write Plunge Magazine submission due 6/10
write "Truth Will Out" for heroinebigbang rough draft due 6/14
write KFCU scholarship essay postmarked by 6/15
write Long Hidden submission due 7/31
write queer_bigbang due 8/1
write "Under Darkening Skies" for het_bigbang due 8/26
put stuff on SwapaCD and SwapaDVD
Building Great Sentences lecture 1
Understanding the Fundamentals of Music lecture 1
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness lecture 1
Ancient Greek Religion lecture 2
I just got off the phone with him, and he wants me to stop the morning dose. He told me that there shouldn't be any side effects from withdrawal, but has anyone stopped Geodon and had a different experience? I know that it's the drug I take to control my mania, and without it, that may come back, but should I watch for anything in addition to that?
ETA - there's no tag for either Geodon or its generic name, ziprasidone
I'm also pretty cranky about being piled on a shitload more work with no chance to catch up on my backlog. Seriously, I would like to finish the things on my plate before you dump three more plates' worth of stuff on me, god damn it.
ANGRY. CRANKY. This is my day, and has been my mood for a few days now. Oh, and weepy. I keep watching the saddest bits of the finale and crying, or thinking through the saddest parts of my stories and crying and generally, I feel like crying. I wish it felt more cathartic when I actually cried because it just makes me even more miserable. So what I really want is for my period to show up so I can get back on a more even keel.
(Have I ever mentioned how angry it makes me that my body can fucking hijack my emotions and brain function like this? Angry. Super fucking angry.)