Re:End of the world
Although I do not subscribe the notion of a sudden apocalypse, I see a very troubled 21st century ahead.
Global warming is an issue we're aware of, but I don't see much in the way of long-term thinking being applied. Anyone here living on a flood plain? I am - Hull is reclaimed marsh and very prone to flooding. A long term goal would therefore be to establish a relatively permanent home on higher ground elsewhere (even Yorkshire, in general, is pretty flat).
Another issue related to global warming - but little discussed - is the comprehension of the political tensions that are going to result from all the issues related to global warming.
If we're facing changes rain patterns, we're facing changes in local fresh water supplies. And perhaps worse than that, rainfall changes will inevitably cause changes in agricultural use. If we get those we're talking serious political tensions arising.
All in all, in terms of the issues that will continue through my lifespan, I'm thinking in terms of finding a suitably safe home base from which to raise and maintain a secure and safe family.
Is that such a bizarre survival instinct?