Another way to die

burning earth

The time bomb is ticking, and no one is listening.
Our future is fading, is there any hope we’ll survive?
Still, we ravage the world that we love. And the millions cry out to be saved.
Our endless maniacal appetite left us with another way to die

– Disturbed (band)

I tried to think of another way to say this. There is so much stigma associated with the concept of what our actions are doing to this world that I’m afraid this article will be skipped over, dismissed as another mainstream events post . The reason it’s mainstream is because yes, this is a big fucking deal! Whether you can feel the effects right now or not, this is happening.

There is no way that you can claim we haven’t affected the earth by our stay here. I find it hard to believe that with the plethora of information out there that people are still denying, still spreading disinformation about what is happening to our climate.

In late march 2015 it was brought to light that DEP [Florida Department of Environmental Protection] officials have been ordered not to use the term “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications, emails, or reports, according to former DEP employees, consultants, volunteers and records obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. The policy resulted in the reprimanding and temporary suspension of Florida Department of Environmental Protection employee Bart Bibler. Apparently, Bibler recently committed the offense of using the term “climate change” in the minutes of a departmental meeting.

This video shows a different official trying his hardest to avoid those key words.

Vice touched on this with a trip down to Antarctica to see for themselves what is going on down there.

Right now we are past the point of asking if our glaciers are melting, or if the ocean is warming up because the evidence is everywhere. Don’t believe me? Ask NASA

Now I’m not going to get all preachy and tell you that I’m composting all that I can or that I bike to work to reduce my carbon footprint but that doesn’t mean that I don’t give a shit. Sure our individual parts make a slight difference but in contrast with the industrial side effects of our mega corporations it pales in comparison.

Now, we’re gonna get real for a minute here.

This post is a true rant. I’m not just pissed that our planet is going to try to burn us out like a fever to get rid of an illness. I’m also pissed because I can’t fix it. I can’t stop it. It makes me feel powerless and I hate that.

Unless you are in a position of authority (and I, sadly, am not) the best thing to do is make do with what you can and prepare for the inevitable. Find out what your city’s plans are and if you would be directly affected when the waters rise.

If you want to hide your head in the sand and pretend nothing is happening I won’t stop you. Just don’t be surprised when the tide comes in.

This post was inspired by one of my favorite bands Disturbed and their song ” Another way to die”.

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