Earth from space

I am tired of certain politicians telling me that climate change 1) isn’t caused by humans, and 2) doesn’t exist anyway. (Tell that to the former denizens of Tacloban, the Philippines).

If you’ll observe, this image is drawn from time lapse video of the Earth at night, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. If you will also observe, there is a thin band of light hovering just above the contour of the planet. That band delineates the upper limit of our atmosphere, a gas mix of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon.

Gee, seems kinda … gosh, I dunno … NARROW. As in, not very thick! As in, FINITE and LIMITED. And we humans are busy without respite, pumping more and more destabilizing crap into that thin band. As I have pointed out before, it is like we have a catbox with seven billion cats shitting into it every day, who then look at the overflowing container and say “It isn’t ME!”

Yes it is. It’s all of us. And despite all our best intentions, we don’t seem to be able to do anything about ourselves. We just are what we are, and will keep shitting into that box until it pretty much buries us.