Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Turn Down The Heat

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I'm sure it's obvious by now but this week's photos have been of Sunday's climate change rally, one of many around the world. There were a few hundred people at this one, a droplet compared to the - what was it? - 400,000 in New York. Ours was ironic since the offices of a huge coal company are across the street.

My view of our species' future is pessimistic. It is clear that short-term greed is winning out over our descendant's survival. Nothing is certain but it seems likely that our southwest will become dessicated and blow away. Parts of our Atlantic and Gulf coasts will become inundated and suffer more violent storms. It would not surprise me to see terrible conflict over water and food. I am horrified that so many people in this country declare that this is fiction. My granddaughter's future could be a hard one.            

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5 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I totally agree with you. I wonder how those people sleep at night. We need to take better care of our little planet.

Luis Gomez said...

I am so with you Bob.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My very thoughts also when I see little kids running and playing about. What their life will be as an adult in these changing times. And I have two grandsons too. I feel bad for all the children.

Norma Beishir said...

I agree as well!

William Kendall said...

I agree with you, Bob. The responsible thing to do would be to invest in the development of clean fuels and alternative energies. Instead all we have are oil companies hellbent on taking down any regulation in their way, politicians glad to take their money, and a population base that literally believes the Rapture is going to happen anytime now, so why care about environmental stewardship?