We're all going to have to be a lot more resilient in the future.
The "long emergency", as James Howard Kunstler puts it, is now upon us.
If ever there was a wake-up call from Mother Nature, it's been the weather events over the past 12 months.
Last year, the triplet Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma resulted in thousands of deaths (mainly in Puerto Rico) and tens of $billions in destruction.
This year has seen a rash of 120° F (50° C) summer days, droughts, current monster storms like Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence -- as well as numerous 100/500/1,000-year floods spread across the globe.
And that's just so far.