Assuming AGW is the cause--did the islanders not also benefit from the worldwide consumption of fossil fuels: supplies delivered by ship, manufacturing of the supplies themselves, worldwide communications built by an energy intensive civilization, medication and learning fostered by this development? I would pay my share to relocate them, and throw in a 'Sorry about the sea level rise' gift basket, but not anything to maintain a life there.
So, that's sort of true, but sort of not. Dan (author of Redux) has said that he read the Elm Architecture document before creating Redux, and didn't fully understand it. But he believes that it did influence the design of Redux.
> JAMISON: So had you played with or heard of ELM beforehand or did you just realize the parallels afterwards?
> DAN: Yeah. There's been this, I'm feeling guilty about it because I had this Twitter exchange with Evan. Evan was a bit uncomfortable with me not mentioning Elm as much as he thought I should. I felt that yeah, he's probably right because I read about Elm a few times before actually creating Redux. I'm not sure if… when you get inspired by something but don't fully understand it and later you kind of reproduce it but you don't really get this connection and you only get it later. So I think that's kind of what happened because I distinctly remember reading about ELM architecture but I was thrown out by the syntax, so I didn't fully understand what's going on there. Later after some initial iterations of Redux, Andrew Clark actually showed me how it's similar to Elm if we changed some things. We did change them.
I don't think it was dismissive at all. When a post rises to the front page of HN people are going to post comments both agreeing or disagreeing. In my case, I don't see what all the hoopla was about or how this was upvoted to page 1