These two images provide a way to visualize the topic of rethinking adaptation to a changing global environment. They envision a counter to reduced production and consumption arising from market contraction and turbulence that mirrors shrinking productivity and stability of the world’s oceans and many other overstressed planetary sub-systems. These works are designed to clarify, albeit in a very simple way, that subcontinents and countries that inhabit them are not equipped conceptually, legally, or structurally to meet a future shaped by such a force. In The Force Majeure: Tibet is the High Ground Part III, the image "acknowledges that glacial melt, vastly accelerated by global climate change, is putting the seven great river plains of the Eurasian continent at risk for flood and drought. This work proposes, through comparable paleo-ecological research, to slowly replace the 2.4 million square kilometer plateau with a vast, water-holding, bio-diverse grassland/open-canopy forest ecosystem. Models of potential carbon sequestration suggest that six gigatons of carbon can be sequestered per decade."
In the rollover, "The Force Majeure: Peninsula Europe Part IIIshows where a new complex forest/grassland ensemble is composed, in part by using paleo-ecological research methodologies and research into assisting the upward migration of species to rehabit the lands as far as possible, where snow and glacial melt formerly supplied the rivers with consistent flow. The ecological design will seek to create a sponge phenomenon, which would replace, in some measure, the original glacial melt, reducing the effects of flood and drought. Presently, the drought predicted will affect European food production dramatically.”