In my previous post (The Promise of the Waxworm) I discussed some of the ideas of secondary risk, applied lightly to concepts of sustainability and focused more on the definition of secondary and residual risk. Consider this post a sequel. In this post, I’d like to tie the concept a little more tightly to climate change to illustrate a rather extreme form of secondary risk which almost sounds like residual risk (leftover risk) because of the lengths of time involved. However – it is indeed secondary risk – particularly secondary threat, perhaps a big one, as you’ll see.
You may want to be seated for this, it’s a bit alarming. Are you seated? Okay. Proceed.