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robl
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Today's record high temp was 97.  The air outside felt like a furnace.  If this is an indicator of things to come watch out!!!!

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robl wrote:Today's record

robl wrote:
Today's record high temp was 97.  The air outside felt like a furnace.  If this is an indicator of things to come watch out!!!!

WOO HOO you are #1!!!

Gary Roberts
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Much the same happened to me

Much the same happened to me 6 months ago during our spring.  So much so that for the first time, I shut down nearly half the fleet for the coming summer.  That was then.

Now, autumn has certainly arrived and I've been steadily refurbishing and firing up those machines.  Summer was relatively trouble free and things are running well at the moment.

I often think of you in Florida, knowing that your state is going to be heavily impacted by the future sea level rises that are seemingly inevitable now.  As luck would have it, to overcome the boredom of self-isolation, I've just watched this relatively short piece that contains some sobering points about what might be required for future livability on this planet.  Of course, in recent times, what the world will look like on the other side of covid-19 has troubled me (along with seemingly everybody else) as I've pondered the possible scenarios there, as well.

It strikes me that the economic activity to finally deal with climate change might just be the panacea needed to break the doom and gloom scenarios being painted about the post-covid-19 world.  Just needs some world leaders with a bit of imagination ....

*Slap* myself in the face and tell myself to go refurbish the next machine rather than useless day-dreaming ...

Cheers,
Gary.

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Gary Roberts wrote:I often

Gary Roberts wrote:

I often think of you in Florida, knowing that your state is going to be heavily impacted by the future sea level rises that are seemingly inevitable now. 

EDIT:  The short video you posted Gary is also quite interesting.  

For the last 6+ months highway A1A (the road that parallels the east coast and which is located mere feet/meters off the ocean) has been inundated with enormous dump trucks bringing in sand for beach restoration.  This has been done before but it does no good.  The next storm takes it back out to sea and we start all over again.  The sea will win.  I live a good distance from the ocean but rising sea levels will eventually get me.  Currently my house is 6 feet above sea level or at least is was in 1977.  I am  not complaining I knew all this when I bought the house, but I was younger then (by many years) and thought I could handle every thing thrown at me. Now in my advanced years I am not so sure but the thought of moving is too much.  

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