UrgentUrgentUrgent

 

MAGDALENA: You’re scarin’ her!

SAMUEL: She needs to be scared, and so do you.

Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones, “The Missing”, 2003

 

Everybody – and I…mean…everybody who inhabits the planet Earth, needs to read this article: 

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39020-unprecedented-polar-melting-unfolds-as-climate-disruption-denial-goes-wild

It’s a long read, for sure, but it carries an urgent message.

Dahr Jamail has been reporting regularly on climate change, and its impact on man and wildlife, for the independent, nonprofit news organization truthout.org since 2014. The facts he presents in this article are truly frightening, but make yourself look at them. The option of turning away and ignoring them is no longer available.

The most frightening fact of all is this:

There are people about to assume positions of authority in our government – including the Presidency – who, in the face of all the overwhelming scientific evidence, still have the outright, jaw-dropping gall to insist climate change is not real.

For the sake of our future, we need to be more active – and more actively vocal – right now; we who have been entrusted with the caretaking of this home that sustains our life.

This isn’t about the environment. It’s about us. The earth is not in danger. The environment will be just fine. It will adapt and survive.

The question is, will we?

I need to be scared, and so do you.

Rome is Burning (a set of lyrics)

 

Lord, have mercy, I declare,
I sense changes in the air.
It’s getting warmer, I believe,
Yet, what a tangled web they weave.
The boardroom boys say it’s okay;
It all can be explained away.
But, while they got their blinders on,
Another goddam glacier gone.
The earth is melting as it’s turning.
Pick up your fiddle; Rome is burning.

Now, our fine Reps and Senate-whores
Are throwing down on the Capitol floor.
It’s that side wrong, and this side right,
And compromise nowhere in sight.
Who cares what Joe the plumber needs,
Since Wall Street is who they all heed?
When re-election is the main goal,
They legislate to Gallup polls.
Now, you say you don’t find that concerning?
Pick up your fiddle; Rome is burning.

Our Race to Hell is gaining speed
Propelled by selfishness and greed.
Been lots of talk, but not much change;
Just Titanic deck chairs rearranged.
You’d think by now, we’d all be learning.
Hand me my fiddle; Rome is burning.

Take it away, Nero…