Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mother Earth is Saying, 'Enough'

BARELY into the second week of June and the temperature in Maine has already broken 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It's still spring.

After days of nonstop rain, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa are flooding as I write this. Iowa rivers are expected to overflow soon.

Snow dumped on the Pacific northwest today. It's June.

Deadly tornadoes, twisters, and waterspots have touched down all over the nation, and in some unlikely places.

A giant sinkhole sunk in Texas a few weeks ago.

A southern Illinois earthquake in April sent aftershocks into Tennessee and Alabama. And Canada.

Brush fires have ravaged California and Florida.

A tsunami recently destroyed a chunk of Burma.

An earthquake recently destroyed a chunk of China.

Hurricane season in the Caribbean is expected to be vicious this summer.

And this is a short list.

We must take better care of our planet.


MRMacrum said...

Why worry about the planet? We'll just wear the ole girl out and head to Walmart to buy a new one. Heard they's gonna be dropping their prices soon so we can afford more gas to go back for another visit. Such nice folks.

Anonymous said...

you're so right.

BigAssBelle said...

i have gardened since 1989. there has been a dramatic change in the weather here in that period of time. last frost comes mid-march instead of mid-april, first frost comes sometimes as late as november 30 rather than oct 31. it's just crazy. and the wild weather: tornadoes, thunderstorms that last 24 hours, torrential rain.

people who deny the fact of climate change are complete idiots.