Here in the US, most of us are very much focused on the upcoming election and all the unprecedented, insane drama coming from Washington.
It’s hard to imagine it being any other way.
But while we’re dealing with a never-ending stream of outrages and crises, all that other stuff that was going on in our world is still going on.
One of those things is the welfare of our Earth. There are so many indicators that our planet is in a bad way. Well, that’s putting it mildly.
One of those signs is that it’s been unusually warm in Siberia this year. Scientists are now seeing temperatures that have never before been recorded north of the Arctic Circle.
It’s just one more piece of evidence. As though more were needed.
Stay engaged. Don’t let yourself slip into hopelessness and despair.
We’ve got to keep shining a bright light on the crises we’re facing on the environmental front.
We’ve got to learn all we can, stay engaged and put our hands to the work.
There are so many on the front lines–volunteers, laymen and professionals–engaged in this work, giving their all to make a difference.
We can support them by contributing our time, contributing financially and by refusing to let other priorities–as urgent as they are–keep us from addressing the singular problem that can render all of the others insignificant.
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile