The fires are raging over an enormous swath of the Angeles Forest north of Los Angeles and one can’t help but consider if this record breaking fire will soon lose its record.
Global warming has created severe droughts throughout the world, huge fires are on the rise and there is no end in sight to the continued drying up of the planet Earth.
What was inconceivable a decade ago, the north pole melting completely, is now commonly accepted as a matter of when not if. The Earth and human society are at the top of the rollercoaster and just beginning to roll into a big dive.
This is not doom and gloom or end of the world crazyland, this is documented science. As water continues to become scarce, massive wildfires become more common, people die from a lack of potable water (and corporations continue to buy up water rights worldwide to create a stranglehold over civilization), crops and food become more scarce, countries lacking resources resort to invading countries that have them, it is a vicious and destructive spiral.
And thankfully, we are pouring great amounts of news coverage and energy into Sarah Palin, President Obama’s birth certificate and Dancing with the Stars.
Rome is burning and society is seemingly playing a cool iPhone app as it burns.
This is life and death, maybe not the survival of the planet but a worrying future that could be a lot more brutal for a majority of the planet’s population…including Americans.
Health Care Reform is critical but taking swift steps to combat and prepare for further global warming can’t wait. We need Health Care Reform for Planet Earth or Grannies will have a lot more to worry about than imaginary death panels.