posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 03:38 PM
a reply to: pasiphae
Of course it is. Regardless of causation, the fact that the overall climate of the earth is altering and it is having some rather serious
consequences is a truly frightening prospect. People can say it's "doom porn" all they want but the fact remains that we have numerous
of critters (not even just species but entire classes--huge difference) that are dying. That's disturbing and is absolutely atypical.
Many of them are getting sick and dying from infections to fungi. Why?
It's not comfortable and it's scary as hell. It's a lot easier to look out your window and think everything looks just as it always has without
thinking about the way things once were. When I was a teen, I remember Monarch butterflies showing up every year, finding those fuzzy brown
caterpillars that were like teddy bears virtually everywhere to the point where you had to watch where you were riding your bike lest you run one
over. I haven't seen either of those in years and I'm living in the same area as back then. Where they'd go? To look at how things have changed
in those minor ways is like looking into the face of Death and one that we have barely any control over.
People don't like feeling helpless, like something is so spiraled out of control that it risks the future. We all know that the earth has gone
through various forms of life over its billions of years of age. Nature is a brutal mistress. I remember learning in an environmental ethics course
that 80% of all things that are born in nature die. Sobering really but even more so when that normal figure is getting higher.
I can't blame people for wanting to not see it. I suffered from depression 20 years ago and part of that was watching what was happening in those
forests. Ignorance is bliss. It really, really is.