Apparently we can’t go a day without a fossil fuel disaster
Not only can we not go a week without a fossil fuel disaster, we can’t even go days! Not only was there a train derailment in Pennsylvania, spilling thousands of gallons of oil, there was also another natural gas explosion in Kentucky that leveled homes. War veterans said that the explosion was unlike anything they heard in the war.
Yet the news is not reporting on any of these disasters. They did report on the West Virgina “chemical spill” (due to coal, but they left that out) and there were some whispers about the coal spill in North Carolina. There have been 6 fossil fuel disasters that have been REPORTED in the last two weeks. Only 1 of which have been covered by national media. All of which are detrimental to the environment.
We need to go cleaner. Now.
Just Like the First Time
Do you remember the first time you discovered something new? Experienced a new sensation? Felt something? Do you remember what innocence is like? If we all could connect to nature like this little girl experiencing rain for the first time, the world would be a better place. The astrophysicist, Neil Neil deGrasse Tyson, once said “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” Even before I knew the existence of this quote, I always lived life this way. Always went outside or delved deep into a book to find something about the world I didn’t know. Always tried to lesson the suffering of others – whether it be of people, of animals, or of the Earth. So today, go out. Discover something you didn’t know. Find that sensation, that joy. Embrace the sky.