Squid, actually took a class with Sagan. Showed up for lectures in cowboy boots. Could be wrong but I believe he is the one who coined the term "greenhouse gases", based on his studies of Venus. That's one hot planet!
I'm more interested in global warming and the rising sea levels in the last few decades, not the Long Island glacial till epoch and the hills and valleys it carved out of Upstate NY, mostly pointing south, Bering Sea bridge and all that. Finger lakes are a good example of what the ice age gouged out.
10 degree warmer water in the Arctic, now? Tundra melting, now? Vanishing polar bears and habitat, now? A huge ice shelf in the eastern Antarctic that might finish cracking and fall into the ocean any day now, raising sea levels X feet immediately? Greenland glaciers melting much faster than anyone predicted, now? Miami flooding all the time at high tide? Is Norfolk having the same flooding problems as Miami (a vague recollection)?
I just can't make any sense out of investing in OBX real estate when I can rent. Seems like OBX is living on borrowed time. Love it dearly, but not going to invest here. Will continue to rent until I'm gone or OBX is gone, whichever occurs first.