Thursday, June 23

End of Days?

Sure, you can blame some of this on the ubiquity of news on the internet. You can even make a claim about the natural rhythms of the Earth. But seriously, global warming doesn't exist?

Every day there are new examples. Tornados, drought, floods, wildfires, earthquakes. If I was a more religious person, I'd be thinking it's the "end of days".

USAToday: Another 6.7 Earthquake in Japan
FreePress: North Dakota Flooding
CNN: 12 States with WildFires
PRNewsWire: Most Active Tornado Season on Record

Okay, so I don't really think it's the end of days, well not in a biblical, God-prophesied sort of way. But it is hard to look into the future and not see catastrophe around every corner.

Billions of people, most of whom do not care or are in denial about how their actions are affecting the world around them. Billions more people on the way. If that isn't a recipe for disaster, I don't know what is.

But humans are a resilient group. We've survived and survived. Though our period of survival, while incredible and impressive to us, is pathetically puny when compared with the history of Earth.

I'm guessing humans will go on surviving. It will be a very long time before it is just impossible. Of course,  how drastically will the population be culled in the coming years?

There you go. Happy thought for the day.

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