Thanks to the continued, massive burning of fossil fuels, our house, the earth, is literally on fire, as the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg noted almost two years ago 🔥🔥🔥.
You would think we would be talking about our house being on fire at least some of the time, or, really, every single minute of every single day, and that we would be totally consumed by trying to stop the fire.
If your family home was on fire, you WOULD be talking about it, and trying desperately to stop it from burning down!
And yet most of us rarely, if ever, talk about our earth burning 🔥😢🔥. Worse, when some of us — like Greta and me — dare to point out the fire, we are either ignored or ostracized and/or criticized for breaking the American/global small talk rules by talking about serious stuff that makes people feel “uncomfortable”?!
WTF, people — is that not totally f—— up and completely ass backwards?
Our house is burning and the people who are warning about it are the ones who are being made to feel bad because they’ve got the “audacity” to point out that our goddamn house is BURNING!
Time for a change in American — and global — attitudes toward the rapidly unfolding and rapidly intensifying Climate Emergency, a BIG change, don’t you think?