Greenhouse gases building up much faster than the most pessimistic models, Maryland Island about a third gone, millions fleeing a massive cyclone about to nail India and Bangladesh, cities beginning to compete economically on the fact they have water and others don’t, everyone acting like the next few decades will be fiscally just like the last few, no need to start planning or rethinking what we’re doing with our state and local budgets, especially for corrections sentencing, la, la, la . . . .
[The recent CA wildfires cost the state an unbudgeted $140 million, and more wildfires are a major feature of the climate models. And you can bet the folks at this private prison conference right now in NY aren’t wearing blindfolds.]