Hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! I just came back from the public library. The light rain that I waited in at the bus stop to and from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has past and the clouds are slowly dissipating and we may get the sunshine that was forecast for the area later today. I checked out two books from the library: Terms of Services (Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection) by Jacob Silverman; and Silent Films, 1877-1996 (A Critical Guide to 646 Movies) by Robert K. Klepper.
But I digress…
The climate change debate continues to rage. I’m a news junkie and I can’t avoid it. I don’t want to avoid it. I have a vested interest in my environment. Now I’m no expert on climate change. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the human species is poisoning this planet. We have been pumping billions of tons of poisons into the atmosphere, into our lakes, rivers, seas and oceans and into the soil since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution began in England around 1760 (you can Google it) and then spread to the rest of the world.
In other words, we (the human species) are committing suicide. There is no argument there. We better regulate the poisons we pump out and move as quickly as possible to a more sustainable means of existence or climate change will be a mote point.
Time is not on our side.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?