A seawall in Shell Beach to protect a sewage lift stationEarth, Sea Life | Sandra | June 21, 2012 at 07:38
Once upon a time, people were even stupider than they are today. Some bright light bulb built a sewage lift station into the fragile cliffs of Shell Beach. Surprise – about a generation later – Mother Nature threatens to expose that lift station to the elements and render most of old Shell Beach Village without flushing toilets – or at least, ones that don’t flush into the sea.
So today, we get a seawall. Tomorrow – well, not exactly tomorrow – but after another generation’s tomorrows, we will no longer have a beach. But we’ll have a lift station to pump our shit – maybe.
But it’s okay, because it probably won’t happen in my lifetime. Unless the oceans warm and the sea rises – oops, aren’t there some reliable indicators of that already happening?