jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Not as we know it

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Right now in the UK, we're being battered by the weather -- it's set to get even worse.

No doubt, it will descend into farce as one political party tries to outdo the other in the blame game; but the truth of the matter is that we are nature, and nature is us, and we have to accept that our modus operandi (from the Industrial Revolution onwards) has been causative of something -- global warming seems the most likely culprit.

If we accept that we cannot row back to another bygone era -- our quaint view of long summers and mild, not-too-grizzly-winters -- then what we all need to do is plan our lives for extremes (hot and cold), seriously mend our consumerist ways and get used to a different way of existing with nature.

If we don't then no doubt this extreme event will morph into something with much greater significance economically, socially and environmentally.

And yes, I greatly fear for my children and the generations to come who will have to clear up our mess or, if that's not possible, live on a world that looks significantly different to the one I inherited.

Tags: nature

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