Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It's Getting Hot Around Here!

 Here are eight photos from dry places.  According to today's news (from many sources) 2012 was the hottest year in the USA on record by a full degree over the previous record which was in 1998.  To go along with that news, the January, 2013, issue of Harper's reports in its 'Harper's Index' that 98% of Canadians believe in Global Warming, 70% of Americans do, and 48% of Republicans do.  Appalling. 
 The dead animals in these photos didn't necessarily die of dehydration, but I've staged this set to show what extreme drought might look like.  There were extreme droughts in parts of the USA this past year.  Instead of putting lots of research energy and money into prevention, we think of technological 'cures' like cloud seeding, building bigger dams, drilling deeper wells, etc., piling stupidity on top of stupidity.  Sometimes I get very angry about stupidity, especially when I think about a generation or two into the future when children might not be able to know what a healthy Earth looks like, and therefore, not be able to work toward such a result.

Do something to reduce your ecological footprint.  Walk more!  Change your diet.  Use a rake instead of a leaf blower.  It would take more than a book to list all the easy ways to improve on our habits.


  1. If I have my say they will know what it looks like! Bigger dams, pfft, let the water flow! I suppose in the end, we will be the cause of our own demise, leaving the earth to rejuvenate, just like it did 65 million years ago. We can't destroy the earth, just ourselves. It is high time that we start making the changes needed on a global scale.


  2. We're on the same team, Spencer. Thanks for all you do.