Yes, the world’s on fire, and it’s melting, and little
Dorothy, er, Greta, needs our help. And, as Smoky-the-Bear often said, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Greta can’t save the world from melting, all by herself. “The responsibility resides in my shoes,” sez me.
So, our assignment, if you care for the future of the planet and its human children, is to read this > (HERE’S AN EXCERPT TO GET YOU STARTED) : “New coal plants built since the 2015 Paris climate agreement have already doubled the equivalent coal-energy output of Russia and Japan, and 260 more are underway.” READING INVITATION LINK.
Don’t get depressed, get angry enough to do something brave and bold : Get ready! Coming to a street corner near you this October is a life saving event worthy of great risk, called Extinction Rebellion. Bookmark it. (Don’t expect your elected officials to take action, as they’re all sold out to the corporatist state.) Like I said, get ready. Only you . . . ( ¿ If not me, who ?) PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN, WHO IS GAMING YOU.
If you need further persuasion, here’s a quote linked to an essay by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist : “The American political system is not salvageable. It will be overthrown in a mass uprising—a version of which we saw recently in Puerto Rico—or vast swaths of the globe will become uninhabitable and the rich will feed like ghouls off the mounting human misery. These are the two stark options. And we have very little time left.”
Even the soggy Amazon rainforest is burning greatly:
. . . and then there is this:
MONITORING METHANE SEEPS, STEEP INCREASES:
AND IT HAS ALL BEEN A SCAM BY BIG OIL, TO DENY, DENY, DENY :
Who we gonna call ? —
Wapo commenter says Remember: Jimmy Carter put solar panels on Whitehouse. R.Reagan killed the fledgling solar industry by taking them down.
Earth has recovered from worse than us. Whether we will be around for the recovery is another question.