The Warning

When I was an undergraduate in college, I took a class in Operations Research. One of the topics we studied was game theory. In game theory, you're typically playing against nature, which is inherently hostile and out to get you.

Nature just fired a warning shot across our bow. Keep in mind that a clever adversary will strike you at your weakest point, not your strongest. Not to say that we've orchestrated a game plan to deal with climate change, but at least it's on our radar screen and forward thinking people are working on a solution. If we act quickly enough, we might be able to stave off ecological catastrophe before it becomes irreversible.

Nature, wily as she is, caught us flat footed, leveraging our own modern society against us. She forced us to take a breather, slow down and rethink where we're at and where we're going.

Will we listen?