An upbeat apocalyptic poem by Robert Frost called “Fire and Ice” gives Earth two options for extinction: fire or ice.
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
I guess consciousness about climate warming came too late for the poet laureate to pen a newer verse. And now, according to an article in the July 20 edition of The New Yorker by Kathryn Schulz, the Pacific Northwest as well as everything west of Sacramento in Northern California is due for a 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, obliterating Seattle and Portland, not to say San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
And I was hoping the big one would hit Los Angeles, as depicted in the summer blockbuster San Andreas.
Now the world will end in drought and deluge. It’s poetic at least, if not reassuring. Perhaps the best place to be is that offshore cruise vessel Peter Thiel plans to launch offshore the coast of San Francisco to avoid taxes, U.S. employment law, and natural disasters.