Monday, August 5, 2019

Lessons From Lake Michigan

Six years ago, Lake Michigan was at a historically low level, and people talked about a "new normal".

Now, the Lake is 6 feet higher, at record highs, and people are worried and upset because beaches and piers are missing and getting destroyed.

Some lessons:

1. Things in life and nature are cyclical. 

2. There's always someone complaining: too high or too low.

3. The scale of nature is awesome: The lake went up 6 feet.  To put it in perspective, to raise Lake Michigan by 1 inch takes about 780 billion gallons of water.