“Barring some extraordinary advances in technology that we currently do not foresee, you are left with the options of retreating from coastal areas not only in the United States, but around the world, or building fortifications against rising sea levels that would make the projects that we now see in places like the Netherlands look like child’s play.” From The New Republic: Climate change will force us to abandon coastal cities. We’d better start preparing right now.

+ When she’s not wreaking destruction, Mother Nature can being awe-inspiringly magnificent. Check out this supercell time-lapse.