So it has become an established fact that the sea levels will rise; it is no longer possible for us to prevent the worst case scenario. The question now being not how much but how quickly and what we will do to adjust.
I must admit that I am not nearly as discouraged by this news as I thought I would have been. I am perceiving it instead as the steady application of justice. What I do find disturbing though is that the poor will once again face the brunt of this tragedy. The wealthy will not have to scavenge for food, will not find their only shelter and livelihood drifting out to sea, will not have to worry for the safety of their children.
Perhaps in the shadow of this chaos we may find a glimmer of hope that the people will come to their senses, and toss down their allegiances to their respective nationalities, ideologies and cultural identities and unite with a common, human, objective.
Though I find it very unlikely. What I do believe is that the established power structure has already planned for this inevitability and has been planning for it for quite some time. I believe that the volatility of the situation will turn this already very stratified society into a battlefield, these divisions will be used to the advantage of the state. As the disenfranchised poor minorities will take an ever increasing burden of the responsibility for the chaos that will overcome the country. Their faces will be plastered across the media and an equivalent will be established between terrorism and the poor minorities who in the face of injustice will inflict their wrath onto whatever institution they believe has harmed them the most. Upon this pretense the state will increase it's foothold of power and stability will be restored but only after the population has been flushed of it's dissenters.