At brunch a while ago, a friend told me that Egypt (which depends on the lower Nile) has declared that it would bomb Sudan if Sudan were to start building hydropower dams on the top of the Nile. I had never considered that solution to the tailender problem, although maybe Paolo Bacigalupi has.
Borders Books is closing, putting 11,000 people out of work. That’s about the same as the number of agricultural jobs in the Delta (13,000). If I don’t want to be a hypocrite, I should either care more about the jobs lost in the Borders closing, or care less about the prospect of losing Delta agriculture to climate change and a Peripheral Canal.