Today is World Environment Day. This was an event established in 1974 by the United Nations and it has grown steadily since it’s inception. The event is defined as “a global celebration of nature. A day to reconnect with the places that matter most to you.” So, definitely a good thing, especially in a day and age when people are much more concerned with what they see on their phones than what’s going on around them. Or, if you’re a politician in America, you care more about the money you can make than the world you’re leaving for your kids.
Look, anyone with two brain cells to rub together can see, can feel, that our world is changing. However, so many people believe that everything you read on the internet must be true, that politicians never lie, and that our actions don’t impact our environment. Yeah, there’s a lot of idiots on this earth right now. Including the one currently sitting in the Oval Office who thought it was a good idea to back out of the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. – Wikipedia
Our world – from the seas to the air that we breathe – is changing every day, and not for the better. It’s terrifying, but hey, everyone knows it’s much more important that our taxes are lower, someone said something naughty, or hurt someone’s feelings.
I could rant about this for hours, but this is a book-oriented site. So, let’s get to the bookish part, yeah?
Lilyn G is the founder of Sci-Fi & Scary, and leader of the Coolthulhu Crew. She does book and film reviews for both genres the site focuses on. Her tastes run towards creature features, hard science fiction, and lots and lots of action. She also has a soft spot for middle-grade fiction that rears its head frequently.
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