Restaurant at the END of the WORLD


Restaurant at the END of the WORLD // Published on Jul 31, 2016
People were eating dinner on a second floor restaurant in Ellicott, Maryland when the street became a river, and then a raging torrent.

My video is a social commentary on the restaurant patron behaviour as captured on a video by Branden Cromwell as the emergency escalated.

I make a direct analogy to how the public is behaving to our ongoing abrupt climate change emergency.

Another view, the aftermath:

Times have not even gotten bad yet, and see just how severe life can be (dk):


About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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3 Responses to Restaurant at the END of the WORLD

  1. Reblogged this on Move for Change and the Brooklyn Culture Jam and commented:

    From climate scientist Paul beckwith. What will our response be personally when we see cars and people floating down the streets? Ellicott, Maryland experienced a Millennial storm, with a months’ worse of water dumped on the streets in a matter of hours. What happens when ‘thousand year events’ are an everyday occurrence?


  2. Dan Helfrich says:

    Good commentary. I could relate more with folks in the upstairs dining room if there were only someone caught on video being completely ignored while shouting undue warnings such as “Watch out, the water could reach this floor and this building may wash away!” I both think ahead into the future about potential threats but also tend to get a little too gloomy about it all sometimes.


    • Dan, not sure how much gloomy would be too gloomy in light of a rapidly progressing Sixth Extinction accompanied and aided by Abrupt Climate Change. It is painful to be out of step with current views and concerns even though we are correct. Not too sure what to do about it other than live our lives decently, discuss the problems with those interested and able to. There may be an answer just around the corner, the future always has surprises, some of them very helpful.


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