A resident addressed me: "It would be interesting to set up a time-lapse camera here." I was walking at Waldo Point Harbor in Sausalito, a big houseboat area. Specifically, I was stepping off a temporary ramp that connected two parking lots, the old path being covered up with construction tape. What kind of construction goes on at a parking lot? I couldn't think of anything to build. But the resident gave me the skinny: During winter storms, waves had lapped at the tires of vehicles in the lots. Since then, one of the lots had been raised; soon, the other would be, too. Folks were thinking about next year's storm; folks were thinking about rising sea levels in the next few years. So it was time to shore up the shore.
It would be interesting to set up a time-lapse camera at the edge of the parking lot for a few days to watch it rise. It would be interesting to set up a time-lapse camera at the shore to watch the sea level rise year after year. It would be interesting to point a time lapse camera at human civilization as we try to figure out what we can hang onto and what we must return to the sea.