Acres burned in wildfires over the past two years:
🔥 California (2018): 2M
🔥 Amazon (2019): 2.2M
🔥 Siberia (2019): 6.7M
🔥 Australia (2019): 12M
How many acres have to burn before we finally put the health of our planet and future generations over special interests?
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) January 9, 2020
I think we will never do this. I don’t really have any hope. Too many people, even on the “progressive” side, see humans as utterly disconnected from the biosphere and its health. They have no comprehension of the tight coupling of ecosystems to human existence, how the oceanic carbon cycle and other processes work, or why they matter.
And their children and grandchildern will pay a very high price indeed for this utterly embarrassing fucking ignorance.