This is especially evident in America where generations have become accustomed to the best of everything (cars, houses, lawns, etc). The entire city of Las Vegas exists solely because scarce water upstream is being diverted just to create a "Disneyland for adults" in the middle of a goddman dessert!! Eons after humans are scorched off the face of the Earth, other life-forms in the Universe will hopefully visit this plant. Surely they'll be puzzled by our wastefulness and assume we were a stupid species.
Compounding the problem of global warming is that it's not a problem that can easily be turned around. There is no Wal-Mart where we can go buy another Earth when this one becomes uninhabitable. This is the only one we have; there is no back-up plan. So, we can't afford to be in denial. It's like humans are a crack addict who is so addicted to his lifestyle that he won't quit despite impending death looming over him. We're like frogs. They jump right out of the pot if you try to throw them in boiling water, but if you put them in cool water and slowly turn the heat up, they eventually cook to death. I feel like I'm walking around in the "Twilight Zone" because instead of people talking about how to prevent our extinction as a species, they worry about how our grandchildren will pay off federal debt!!!
Wake the fuck up, America!!! Having no debt won't do anything for grandchildren whose air will be toxic and water poisoned from fracking chemicals!! Since we can't be bothered with saving the water, air and earth that keeps us alive, why don't we just relocate our families into the Chernobyl "death-zone" and play "Russian Roulette" while smoking crack!! Better yet, put a gun to your children's heads because that's what our over-consumption of resources is doing to our planet. We are about to commit the planetary equivalent of suicide if we keep on this track. For example, this is the hottest Spring ever recorded for America [click here for link]!! And we keep breaking records in quicker succession than in centuries past. The trend is toward major climatic change and it's exponential. The problem, sadly, is that we have essentially reached the point of no return according to climate scientists [click here for link].
Here in Colorado our beloved mountain pine forests have been infected with pine-bark beetles because of the warm winters. The pine beetle doesn't just feed off the tree, it kills it off in the process turning their lush, green needles into dead, red, brittle, dry ones. There is so much beetle kill in our forests that if a spark caught fire in the right area, a wild fire the likes of which no one has seen would burn for months from Fort Collins in the north, to Colorado Springs in the south. A distance of 120 miles, or 193kilometers. But that would only be half of the story because not only does the beetle kill extend north to south, it spans East to West, too. Yet again, hundreds of miles. The devastation would be catastrophic.
The eco-system is like a house of cards -- you mess up one aspect of the system and the whole house of cards completely crumbles. I can not help but feel that we might be the last generation on Earth to have seen nature at it's peak...fuck's sake, that sounds so damn depressing but I'm afraid it's true.
~The Green Man has Spoken~