It's terribly sad and upsetting to hear yet more bad news about the environment. Get yer Prozac out for this one, or celebrate humanity's most-deserved demise like I am!
The rapid melting of the polar ice sheets and glaciers is really freakin' happening. 60 Minutes had a report about a week ago, and the reporter got to see chunks of ice just cracking off glaciers and crashing into the water at an alarming unprecedented rate; this is something that someone would have never really seen happen so easily some thirty years ago--it prolly would've been as boring as watching grass grow, but no more, for it really is melting right before our very eyes. Oh pity the polar bear, seal, and penguin. And there goes some of our dry land! JUST GREAT!
Another report I heard on the radio was about the dying and bleaching out of the coral reefs in the world's oceans, which are an enormous food supply and vital to fish for their survival. Coral reefs are like the tropical rain forests of the seas. We're losing so many of these "forests", and in turn the fish are dying out too. I don't rely on fish as food supply really, but so many millions do, and it affects us all in the end regardless as a huge ecologial disaster if this is continues unabated. It's a real-life Finding Nemo, alright! UGH!
The most terribly shocking and worrisome of all these environmental doomsday scenarios though is the dying out of bees. We hardly stop and think of this one little critter's amazing value in our crop diversity and how important they are (little painful stinger and all) to not just our honey production but to the cross-pollination of our flowers. With the massive disappearance now being noticed by farmers worldwide of bees, this will create serious food shortages in the future, if not worse--the end perhaps of certain fruits and vegetables!
Global warming, coral reef bleaching, bees dying out, nuclear proliferation, water shortages, wars over oil, massive fossil fuel burning, overpopulation, and humanity's greed/selfishness continue...
Oh yeah, this could be it folks. Are we the last generations of humanity that will enjoy the Earth as we've known it?
Only the roaches and Cher will be left ya know.
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left." - Albert Einstein.