Not long ago I made reference to boiling frogs in Washington. I was not looking at the Big Picture at the time. To be truly dreary, I should broaden my statement to say all of us are frogs on a planet that we — WE — are slowly bringing to a boil. The scientists keep trying to tell us, to warn us, but too many people are ignoring them. You can believe the scientists or not, but that won’t change the facts.
Even Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old, understands that “Change is coming, whether you like it or not.”
And Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous astrophysicist, said:
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
I suppose in this case it’s a bad thing because science says we’re destroying the planet. Actually, we’re destroying ourselves. In one form or another, even as a barren rock, the planet will survive, just as it did for millions of years before the advent of our species.
So when you get upset with a neighbor, or the driver who cut you off, or with the idiots in Washington, just remember: If things don’t change, we will all go down together.