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!