My Greatest Concern: Climate Change

by Robert Schnell (tree hugger)

I used to follow news about our politics, economy, unending wars, and quest for world dominance. At times I even had the topics rated from most concerning to least. All that has changed now. I believe the scientists and their reports on climate change. This is a worldwide emergency that eclipses all other concerns in my book. It has the potential to render the planet inhospitable to life. A potential fast becoming a reality. One has only to watch the fire devastation in California and now Australian.

As a kid whenever I saw a bull dozer clearing land and knocking down trees I got bummed out. It was an unexamined and unexplained melancholy. No mystery today. I fully appreciate the importance of trees in addition to clean air, water, and land but up against money, greed, corruption, pollution, warmongering, hubris, hegemony, world conquest, and unbridled narcissism, nature doesn’t stand a chance.

We exist in a bubble. News blackouts in the United States are proof of that.

I did notice one glimmer of light. The American media black-out vacuum was filled by bloggers, The Guardian, and a number of other sources. It gave me hope. Write on!

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

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