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About Jamaica and stuff. 2 pound a weed in a napsack. new article
written by owen, Mon, 27th Nov at 7:47 am
Since my last visit to the beach new structures have been built. I recently watched a reporter on television interview a meteorologist on whether the recent Montego Bay heavy rain event on Nov 22 2017 could be attributed to climate change. The question was skillfully curved. I watched in awe as the same pointless question was asked over and over again expecting a different answer. Then it dawned on me; something I probably already knew. It is not that the climate is "changing" per se but that we as human beings (inhabitants of the environment) are remaining the same. Our new ability to shape the environment around us has lulled us into a state of complacency.
We are beginning to feel that the world is beholden to our constant whim and fancy. The climate "will" change as it always has but we are unable to adapt to these changes. The environment will do what it wants including changing slowly, suddenly, sporadically, or randomly in ways which are yet too complicated for us to predict. The real question is how long can/will we remain the same while everything around us changes?
It is apparent that we will do all that we can to maintain the status quo and find scape goats to simplify complicated issues.
Related videos; Montego Bay heavy rain event on Nov 22 2017, Hellsire beach in the old days, A recent independence day at hellsire beach
written by owen, Sun, 19th Nov at 6:33 am
As the Coronation Market in Downtown, Kingston keeps expanding and we keep importing more cars at some point we are going to have to make a choice between them both. Cars or food? Small business entrepreneurs or Used cars sales?
written by owen, Thu, 10th Nov 2016 at 8:02 am
I have always wondered why they build so close to the sea in Jamaica. There is a aggressive move to stop erosion with sea barriers and such.
written by Anonymous, Tue, 20th Sep 2016 at 7:29 am
Last free beach in Ochi Rios. I think the only reason they have no sold this property yet is because it resides on steep slope and it is a very thin strip of land. Eitherway they will find some way to sell it.
written by owen, 2015-Oct-7
It is surprising how rapid the progress has been since the last time. Lots of Sargassum this month. And now the wall and stairs at Prendy's is starting to give way despite all their attempts to re-in-force it. All these shops need to move back away from the shoreline but I am sure it is gonna cost a pretty penny to relocate them.
Hellshire Beach, Portmore Jamaica.
Sargassum up close
View from the sea
Sargassum coming in
The water soaked sand below the wall is causing it to weaken
Walls tipping for ward
owen commented: No one care until it is too late. Such is life. [frown] Thanx for your comment. ... read 10 more
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