As the West is consumed by fire, as predicted fo so long, it is time to bow to my past which no longer exists.
A decade ago, I wrote about the myriad ways our planet would refuse to put up with us. Today, I look back, during a global lockdown, as a zoonotic dystopia borne from our ceaseless invasion of Earth ravages so-called civilization.
From rapidly acidifying oceans and shortsighted deforestation to perpetually pollutive wars and the propping up of obsolete markets, Earth is taking killer blows that we’re going to seriously regret delivering.
Billions have been spent allowing corporations to profit from public water sources even though water privatization has been an epic failure. But don’t tell that to loansharks at the World Bank.
Climate change deniers argue that the frozen storms battering America have nothing to do with the arrival of hell on Earth. But destabilizing intensity on either end of the weather spectrum is our new normal, and we better get used to it.
The economic valuation of land and water has increased in concurrence with both price commodities and the ravages of climate change, whose droughts, wildfires and other extreme environmental events are quickly shrinking what’s left of the planet’s arable land and clean water
The way California is currently wasting water — on elaborate lawns in Beverly Hills, on cow death-camps in the San Joaquin Valley, on whatever — it either doesn’t know where its water comes from or simply doesn’t care.
Those who would argue that these are isolated events do so at their own peril. The more time passes, the more both examples of extreme weather resemble two sides of the same fearsome coin known as catastrophic climate change.
Water wasters might want to get to work on finding a new state. Of mind, if possible.
Dry lightning strikes in June might be “climatologically rare” now. But thanks to human-induced global warming, they will soon be utterly logical.
Food has stopped being our other energy problem and become a chief terror of the future.
Immigration is about to enter a new phase, which resembles an old one with a 21st century twist.
“I fear that the global water crisis will destroy all life on earth if we do not deal with it soon,” she confessed.
Our reliance upon fossil fuels could spell the end of our species as a whole if we don’t get our shit together.