The narrator, a seasoned news reporter in the throes of middle-age, has come to the realization that his efforts make no difference in this world.
Since he was a child, the churning seas and relentless wind have battered his homeland, and to make matters worse, climate change is threatening to destroy the planet.
He searches for hope, but all he can find are narratives about the impending doom that is to come, for which humanity itself is to blame.
The weather-sickness, which always provoked a melancholy state, is transforming into weather-terror. The terror of the apocalypse.
Within the confines of his mind, however an ongoing battle for control rages on between a young man and an old man. The young man is always hesitant. The old man is indifferently calm.