08 March 2013

Atmosphere, climate, environment, sky, industrial forcing global temperature rise...

I read an article today on Grist that said the global temperature is at a 4,000 year high. The increase has been precipitous since the mid 19th century, from about 1850-1870 when industrial consumption of fossil fuels markedly increased. Here's a link: Global temperatures are at a 4,000-year high

Global temperatures at a 4,000 year high, after being at a 10,000 year low only 200 years ago?! That is scary!

Societal/Industrial activities have already had severe impacts the planet, and by many accounts, impacts are set to increase. Just that knowledge is enough to be psychologically disruptive, and damaging.

After all, what is the point of destroying the planet? Extreme riches for relatively few people? Can anyone's riches be justified when they depend upon harm to the well-being of planet and humanity?

Much of the living systems on the planet stand to be decimated, severely harmed, if not destroyed outright, and all for what? For a lifetime of luxury? How shallow is that! How uncivilized and inhumane!

Then I saw someone change their cover photo on Facebook to a sunset/sunrise, so I went searching my flickr stream for photos of the sky. I haven't changed my cover photo for a while, so I though I would. I had one in particular in mind, though when I found it, I realized it wasn't what I wanted, so I searched on around some more and found something else...anyway...Here are a few photos I came across in my search:

Gull and Gazebo Promontory
Gull and Gazebo

Grasses and Rock
Grasses, Rock, and Sea

Straight of Juan de Fuca
On the Straight of Juan de Fuca

Popcorn Clouds
Popcorn Clouds

Clouds on the Sea


Trees and Sky
Trees and Sky

Planet Setting
Planet Setting

Zion NP

Mount Rainier
'ti'swaq aka Mount Tahoma, Mt. Rainier, seen from Olympia, WA

Red Lights
Red Lights (on Wall Street)

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