I promise that if you stay with this post to the end, you won’t be sorry. If you start feeling sorry, feel free to just jump to the end!
I want to follow-up on my post of January 3, 2020, I Am Australian Today. I’m concerned that it will be forgotten because the news media have moved on to the latest crises. I’m not letting go of it. I want to remember that we ARE STILL all burning together. Watch what happens when Antarctica starts dropping whole worlds of ice into the ocean, which is coming soon to a planet near you. Have you heard? Greenland is pouring ice melt water into the ocean at a rate equivalent to the mass of 2,000 elephants per second! No kidding. I saw an ice expert who studies Greenland say it.
I owe it to myself to not let rapacious news feeds — including the best of them on public broadcast services — feed on my attention as though it were theirs to consume, not mine to apply. And there is no more important news than the planet’s ability to sustain life (as we know it and depend on it).
I’m not certain that humanity really should continue to exist. Maybe it’s time we went the way of the dinosaurs (although they did not kill their own world). Fine. But we don’t have the right to destroy the world for all the other species.