by Little Guy @, Saturday, November 11, 2023, 14:46 (24 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Zihua got Rick October 25, 2021 and Acapulco got Otis October 26 this year. Luckily our flight was canceled in 2021 so we ended up in Cabo and missed Rick. Hopefully this won’t happen again but I’m done with Zihua in October. See you in January, I will let the rest of you figure out the world’s problems and where to put blame.

It is easy for we affluent visitors, largely from the USA and Canada to avoid, in the short term, the ravages of global warming. It is the less affluent, including those who live here, who experience most directly the adverse effects of global warming. I was here when Rick made landfall just north of Troncones. Within 24 of Rick, a friend died of a heart attach. They had chest pains during the hurricane’s time here. I’m not a physician, but I am comfortable attributing their death to Hurricane Rick.

I don’t see “blame” to be a useful concept. I do see “responsibility” as being a useful concept. We, the affluent, create more GHG emissions that the less affluent. Our governments promote the use of climate change producing petroleum products, methane-creating meats, etc.

As Pogo said many years ago, “We have met the enemy and he is us.

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