By Joan Savage
Allegedly, a Cold War solution to the risk of nuclear war (another
abrupt event to consider, to be sure) was to move the core personnel of
government to an undisclosed location in the Appalachians. That
approach was without thinking through the logistics of finding and
moving people within the twenty minutes’ warning window for incoming
A rush of meltwater from the Antarctic or Greenland might have weeks,
months, or years to work its way to DC, but its disruption of climate
along the way would be just as spectacular. Who needs science fiction.
Cross posted as a comment on a Climate Progress article that I recommend, Like Butter: Study Explains Surprising Acceleration of Greenland's Inland Ice.