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Thu Oct 10, 2013, 09:34 AM

10. I read the other day about how the VA coast is already seeing a higher water level.

I believe it was Norfolk. The article said the ocean would not raise evenly - didn't know that. Apparently different coastlines will get it worse than others, and the US east coast is one of them.

Then we have large fish kills going on in the west coast due to a change in ocean pH. This is due to the water being warmer and infused with the fresh water from the melting icebergs. It's just not cycling like it used to anymore.

I live near Carroll County, OH, where there have been more millionaires created due to gas drilling funds than anywhere in the US. A farmer I met at an auction a few weeks ago is getting $500/acre/month. He owns 400 acres. Yeah, that is 200k / month, for 30 years. "I'm gonna keep my job at the mill" he says. The farmers are pretty humble people, to be honest.

Point is - I've been thinking of getting an alternative energy style program up - by tapping into those funds. A college, why the fuck not? In researching, I've found that this is a growing area of interest - that is, degrees now being offered in alternative energy around the country. There's not alot, but at least it's growing.

So, some good news, hopefully not too late.

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