The Cold War lasted so long because the opposing superpowers were evenly matched. Now that the US has no superpower competitor, could this spell the demise of America?
It felt like the end of the world at the time. The climate had spiraled
out of control much faster than predicted. The Arctic ice was already
gone in the summer, when a huge ice sheet collapsed sending off a tidal wave that flooded D.C. and left the ocean
level six inches higher overnight. Only looking back on it
now do we see it as the birth of a new world.