Emperor Nero, it’s said, fiddled while Rome burned; If you don’t want our politicians to continue to follow his example while the world burns, get politically active now
As a person of no significance, I submit the following.
If we go - everything goes. Everything.
I am an expert of nothing, but perhaps I am perceptive. If my instincts are correct, the very things destroying our planet require our management in order for them to remain stable.
Everything from nuclear power and the management of its waste, weapons caches, biological and chemical laboratories, fossil fuel operations and storage, synthetic materials processing, industrial chemical storage, bio hazardous waste, and general degradation of human made items - require a babysitter.
If we're not here to keep these things under control... What type of "life" could possibly survive?
I have an excellent view of the Front Range of the Rockies, looking north, from my home. I can see the Flat Irons next to Boulder and Longs Peak (14,257') in Rocky Mountain National Park. On a clear day you can see well over a hundred miles. I have lived in this house for 17 years. Every summer the view deteriorates (more and more) with smoke from the forest fires in the West. Many days you cannot see 10 miles. Or even worse. The Front Range is having Red Air Alerts everyday in the Summer. If we were hosting the Olympics right now it would be a major scandal as this air is very bad to breath. Trump said that we need to rake the leaves. There is some truth in that. RMNP does nothing to clean the forests. They want natural growth. But they almost lost the Park last October (we are not supposed to have major fires in October). A good part of it burned. Very little cleaning of forests is done Nationally. I use to live in the pine forests of Northern Arizona. I use to get "Dead or Down" permits to cut fire wood for my home heat. This helped to clean the forest of burnable fuel. (Yes, burning wood puts out carbon, but no more than a dead tree rotting in the forest. Just a lot faster.) I do not know of this in Colorado or if it is done anywhere else. I also have worked in South Korea which (at least) in the South is forested. Everyday, driving to work, I would see forest crews cleaning the Forests of fuel. This also promotes growth of the trees that are left. They had Beetle infestation just like we have had in Colorado. They were doing something about it. In Colorado there are Billions of dead trees (fuel) left from the Beetle infestations. A setup for the disaster that happened last October as 3 major fires burned in Colorado. Thousands of homes were also lost. The view of the smoke was like Armageddon. Our military has thousand of C130's. These can be loaded with roll on roll off tanks for aerial forest fighting. Why are they just sitting there while the west burns? A few years ago when the Air Force Academy was threatened by a forest fire the C130's were used to protect the Academy. Why do we not have a CCC cleaning our forests?
Florida has the highest number of covid cases and hospitalizations since the beginning of the Pandemic. This gives a whole new meaning to the term Political Suicide"! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-covid-cases-record-high/
As bad as the daily news report on Covid is, it will be worse in 2 weeks! https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-theme-parks-requiring-workers-202230697.html
Sometimes I just do not believe what is going on in America! People are wearing disguises to get vaccine shot, so that neighbors and friends will not find out that they are vaccinated. https://crooksandliars.com/2021/07/missouri-doctor-says-people-are-coming-get
The latest way for Republicans to delay doing legislation (their job) is complaining about wearing masks. They brought this on. Live with it! https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/house-republicans-fume-wearing-masks-212832644.html
The east coast found out this year why they need to worry about the fires on the west coast. The forestry sciences studied worldwide have some ways to mitigate those problems. Sadly many Americans don't want to listen to those experts. They are too worried about losing jobs when it could help create new ones if only they were willing to change.
But the point is there is no escape, not even with a "bolthole" in New Zealand. No matter where these rich-bitches bolt to, the boat people will get there. And when they decide to come out of their hidey-holes, money may not be the currency in use.
This is the most important time in mankind's recorded history. Those pictures from space say it all. I choose to be woke, because Greta can't be everywhere. If that annoys the climate chaos skeptics, that's a bonus.