“A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song
in the other.”--Sean O’Casey.
assure us that global warm-
ing is a liberal lie.
I just read where Tom Selleck’s whole avocado orchard
died of drought. He paid for & hauled in water--& the
County sued him for breaking archaic ordinances;
In the Northwest, our last two summers have been screaming
scorchers, while in California, where many of my friends live,
there has been a murderous cauldron of angry drought,
followed by heavy rainfall, mud slides & flash flooding. We
are experiencing a radiative imbalance clear across the
country. 14 out of the 15 hottest days in history have happened
since 2000. Industry & utilization of fossil fuels for transportation
have stoked the intensity of greenhouse gases. Measured
concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, & ozone are now
at higher levels than any time in the last 800,000 years.
Here on the west coast, this Fall, it seems that rivers rage over
their parched banks causing massive flooding. The lovely
Indian Summer has packed up it’s hogans & slipped way
South under the cover of darkness. Last week the first
frost wilted the last of the flower boxes on our deck. Every
month there are more price hikes on meat & produce secondary
to panic & manipulation. The oil barons continue to push us
around & reap the rewards of our carefully controlled fear.
We begin to feel that we reside in a battle zone under constant
Granted, men can adjust to any environment, & we are bred &
socialized to survive. But look to the poets, who believe that
even in hell one can find flowers to admire, & sunrises to greet,
& sundowns to gush over, & children & pets to hug.
Common sense tells us
the difference between bullshit& actual science.
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