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Environment

Doomsday Chronicles, cont'd

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFebruary 27, 2011 5:59 PM

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Mike Tidwell, a journalist turned activist, has published a how-to-ride-out-the-climate apocalypse instructional in The Washington Post. Years ago, global warming had already put Tidwell on high alert. But events in the last year have elevated his personal threat level:

Now I'm changing my life again. Today, underneath the solar panels, there's a new set of deadbolt locks on all my doors. There's a new Honda GX390 portable power generator in my garage, ready to provide backup electricity. And last week I bought a starter kit to raise tomatoes and lettuce behind barred basement windows. I'm not a survivalist or an "end times" enthusiast. When it comes to climate change, I'm just a realist.

Whatever you say, but it sure sounds like you're drinking from the same punchbowl as these folks.

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