Just a matter of When, not "If"

I have this problem of climate anxiety. I love this warm, sunny weather like most people and do the things I enjoy in this summer-like temperature. But I have this feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop, of impending doom, knowing that this warm, dry weather, will likely lead to explosive wildfires affecting Southern BC soon. It's already happening in Nova Scotia, Northern BC, Alberta. And it just a matter of time when California, Oregon, Washington and BC get shrouded in grey like it has in past summers. Weeks on end of smoky skies, red fireball sunsets, that burning feeling in my eyes and that film on my skin. I feel a crushing sadness when I see flames shooting out of the forests and trees in the news. Everyone's all out there and enjoying life, but I feel uneasy and unsure and maybe I should just stick my head in the sand like everyone else, and not change, not care, just drive around aimlessly in a car, it's sunny and who cares about tomorrow.


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Me, too

Jun 5, 2023 at 1:33pm

I live in Port Moody with forest just up the hill. Last year, there was a small fire in Minnekhada Park (not too far away) and it took them days to put it out. I am really afraid of a fire in the forest just above our community as it could quickly rip down and take everything out. I confess I have a lot of anxiety about it.

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I ain't saying I know-it-all

Jun 5, 2023 at 1:45pm

But my best guess is that our Planet Earth is but one amongst trillions times trillions of Planets and our present dimension is a school curriculum. So be respectful to your teachers, do your homework, try your best to pass the grade so you can graduate to the next level. Above all, avoid the blame-game. You be the change you want to see in this World.

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Summertime and the living's (un)easy...

Jun 5, 2023 at 2:22pm

I totally get this. I used to live for summer...being born and raised in YVR I neeeed those sunny days. But now my summer love is coupled with this uneasy and unsettled feeling, climate change is happening before our eyes. I guess we gotta be real about it but also can take action and live with hope. I'm still figuring out what that looks like.

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Jun 5, 2023 at 3:50pm

So what would your plan be to resolve this
issue ?
Or are you just pulling peoples chains with regret and remorse at a problem you have no solutions too but feel the need to make others aware your shortcomings and your apparent need of some recognition ?

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Jun 5, 2023 at 4:11pm

I so concur with you in your posting and the sad reality is that most people don't care and place convenience over changing any behaviour.How early out of control fires are already happening is a dire forecast. I feel anxious about it and dread those smoky skies.We are already being warned of what's to come and it won't be pretty

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The Anxiety Is Real

Jun 5, 2023 at 5:38pm

I have noticed this year there are hardly any bees. The chickadees seem to be procreating and nesting later in the year instead of April or May. I feel the unease also but I think it's more of an subconscious recognition of these changes, smoky skies and everything else. Rain and then no rain. Unusual micro climate patterns, new cloud formations never seen before. We're affected and more in tune to our environment than we think. But yeah. Stick your head out the window and not in the sand and enjoy what we have while we have it. Be good to Mother Nature!!

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Jun 5, 2023 at 10:17pm

AI and climate change could be the perfect storm, but then again, AI could help fix our ailing planet. It depends on whom you listen to.

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Jun 5, 2023 at 11:48pm

The problem is that our brain is especially attuned to threats from other tribes of people. The greatest threat to our well-being for the last few million years has been a man with a big stick, so It's very hard for the human brain to get very excited about things that aren't happening now and why procrastination plays is a thing with the species. If it's not an immediate thereat, I'll take care of it tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. You can't rewire the human brain that was programmed a few million years ago, all you can do is appeal to it, with some success. The sh#t will have to hit the fan before the species really wakes up to climate change, and sadly, it will most likely be too late.

Take comfort the species will survive, because that's what the human species does. It has survived everything that's ever been thrown at it and in a thousand years, everything will be great. There's has always been dark period's, and then the human species rallies, and things get better. Things always get better.

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The life threatening climate changes could be:

Jun 6, 2023 at 1:34pm

1) Galactic patterns of frequency change, or 2) Solar pattern changes, or 3) To much foolish monkey business dirtying up the atmosphere on this Planet of the Apes, or 4) A combination of all the above. Anyways good people, take heart for somehow we know alls good in the big picture. Dr. Raymond Moody MD verifies so in his book 'Life After Life.'

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Jun 6, 2023 at 6:47pm

Former google executive Mo Gawdat has recently said that people should be very weary of brining children into the world in the age of AI. He's featured on the YouTube channel Dairy Of A CEO.

"The biggest threat facing humanity today is humanity"

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