From Paul Beckwith: “VERY BAD NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC”:
And yes, this is related to hurricanes.
This latest story in the Siberian Times is truly alarming ------it reveals that we may have very little time left on this planet.
It is hard to keep track and fully integrate into one’s psyche the extent of the climate disruption taking place in this human created epoch: the Anthropocene. Excluding those that are psychopaths, sociopaths, or people extremely skilled in denial/compartmentalization------how is it possible that not everyone on this earth isn’t suffering from some form of PTSD related to the level of dying that is occurring?
I am still in shock after the storms in the upper Midwest this summer.
“Clean up” and “road repair” is still ongoing but in the wake of the storms, most of the trees that were not blown down appear to be ill or dying. It appears that at least 50 % ---or more (90%??)---- of trees are dying where I live in the midwest. And throughout the world from what I’ve read.
Weather is not predictable anymore. We have lost the one thing that humans could count on for solace (at least for a brief period of time in the history of the planet); the constancy of seasons, bird migrations, seasons replete with beauty and wonder. These things are now gone due to humans.
There is no more “peace among wild things” as Wendell Berry wrote so beautifully in his poem-----http://www.onbeing.org/program/ellen-davis-and-wendell-berry-the-poetry-of-creatures/extra/the-peace-of-wild-things-by