You may wonder why this would interest me. Allow me to explain. Our home is 5 or 6 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. (I was about to say “inland from the Pacific Ocean” – duh) Last night I listened to a discussion about global warming and heard that it is expected sea level will have risen a foot by the end of this century. It was pointed out that a continuing rise in sea level would eventually mean great damage to coastal cities and maybe even eliminate Florida -- if that’s important to anyone.
This made me think about our property inasmuch as we aren’t that far from the ocean. I used Google Earth to see what our elevation was and found we are exactly 132 feet above sea level. That means that in only about 120 centuries from now we could be expensive beach front property. That’s a mere 12,000 years from now!Of course I won’t be here. I’ve already figured that out but I do want to get some long-lasting material in order to jot down a note for the owners telling them just how to go about jiggling the handle on the toilet to make the water stop running. It would seem like a decent thing to do.
The Old Professor
September 24, 2007