One of my best climbing buds was Jorge M from Chile. Known to us here in Calgary as George, he was the finest natural climber I’ve ever seen up close. Loved to read, philosophy and such - a fine man.
I never knew why he left Chile - he didn’t volunteer the reasons.
Living here in Canada, I can’t really wrap my mind around how the Americans live without universal health care.
But I see the result - plain as day.
The entire world is today surreal - I don’t know a better word to describe it. Different places have their very own versions of surreal - but no place that I know of has been left unscathed.
By Canadian Thanksgiving, Monday, Oct 12, we will have a good idea of just how well, or unwell, is the President of The United States. This date was mentioned by Trump’s doctor. If Trump was positive Sept 30, a Wednesday, then that would mean Oct 12 is twelve days into the virus for him.
People still go about their day to day - in a world gone mad.
A new report puts the Amazon rainforest at or very near its tipping point to a savannah ecosystem, or 40% of the rainforest, to use the report’s quantification.
All the ice caps are in meltdown - virtually all the mountain glaciers.
Giant cities are out of easily had drinking water for their citizens.
The tundra is melting - wildlife is disappearing - forests are burning out of control, and according to @Aleph_Null, they too may be at tipping points.
Water tables everywhere important are falling - the very food we all need will suffer dramatic declines I think.
Sooner or later, human population will crash - as the Club of Rome report Limits to Growth predicted.
And yet most still want more - but more of the exact wrong type of things - things.
It is quite natural to want more - but it is quite unnatural to want more than is available long term.
So - back to coping.
Trump may be dead by next week - or he may not be.
That will have to do for now.