Vast numbers of climate scientists are now grieving for the planet and humanity’s future, with some even describing their symptoms as a climate-change version of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
For millennia, native people have used flames to protect the land. The US government outlawed the process for a century before recognizing its value.
A prelude to what can be expected in the future was provided by the events of August and September 2017, when the military was called upon to provide disaster relief in the wake of three particularly powerful hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — at the very moment California and the state of Washington were being ravaged by powerful wildfires.
We can envision Earth entering a fire age comparable to the ice ages of the Pleistocene, complete with the pyric equivalent of ice sheets, pluvial lakes, periglacial outwash plains, mass extinctions, and sea level changes.
We’re on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
During bedtime my little spider monkey
asked what we’re doing about global warming
Adapting to climate change requires close attention to our natural environment.