I’m still coming to grips with last year. Jerry Seinfeld’s term “bizarro-world” seems apt for 2016. Who would have thought it? Nevertheless, Old Dac offers his predictions for the coming year.
It’ll be cooler in 2017. After all, the 2016 El Niño is history. Climate change deniers will have a ball. Kick the can down the road. Continued drought in the Southeast; more water problems in the West.
Look for the profit motive to dominate actions by national and state governments. Privatization of public schools and state prisons is in the works. Hard-fought environmental legislation will be imperiled. Air and water quality may suffer. But coal power will continue to decline as natural gas, solar and nuclear power become more affordable and attractive.
New technologies in 2017 will make the news. Molecular genetics will offer new medical advances. New automobiles will feature proximity alerts – forward, rear and side – so that cruise control features will approach the driverless car.
And so, my friends – how do you read these omens?
December 29, 2016
(Happy Birthday, Janice P.)
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as great and sudden change.” – Mary Shelley.