As if we don’t have enough going on in our lives…today news that the Arctic ice is melting so rapidly that it could disappear by 2040. News for farthinkers. I did a quick Google search and found an interactive flood map put together by a Cartographer named Alex Tingle. It’s a Google mashup…and you can zoom in to any part of the world and vary predictions of sea rise from zero to fourteen meters. What you once thought was firm ground may become either seafront property or prime marine acreage. Nice map. Great information. The trick with news is to take the information and predictions and live your life accordingly. I’d like to say I’m building a levee around my property…but really don’t feel that facetious. Frankly it is scary.