THE STORY NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR
Earth on Fire -- image by Barbara Doduk
Yesterday, Rio Branco (where I live) had the highest temperature in all of Brazil -- 105 degrees F or 41 degrees C. Today, it is already 95F as I sit at the computer composing this post and the forecast is for more of the same. The rivers are already lower than normal for this point in the dry season, the skies are cloudless but there's a haze and smell of smoke signalling that the "burning season" has begun. No one has to tell us that there is global warming but few are aware of exactly how we are creating the problem. And, there's an even scarier story that we really don't want to hear -- apparently another age of planetary mass extinctions is upon us.