Saturday, June 6, 2015
#157 / Less Ice And More Fire
Yesterday's posting in this Two Worlds blog featured a picture of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, and noted that one of the consequences of ACD (anthropogenic climate disruption) is the loss of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. This huge change in the Natural World (the stability and constancy of which we have always assumed could be taken for granted) will have massive impacts on our own world, the world that human beings create.
"Our" world is sometimes called "civilization." We tend to forget that our human civilization is ultimately and radically dependent on the World of Nature.
Today's picture shows horrendous wildfires, out of control. This photograph was taken in the Cold Lake area of northern Alberta, Canada, which is where oil-sands production is feeding the runaway global warming that is resulting in the accelerating loss of fresh water reserves, bound in ice and snow, all over the planet.
So, ACD means not only less ice. It means more fire, too.
T.S. Eliot to the contrary, this is the way our World ends.