I have spoken of my own personal denial before. It helped me get through my younger years. It has not served me well as an adult. When I moved out West two years ago, one of my new refrigerator magnets that I bought is:
Instead of writing about my personal denial, I am going to bring up something about collective denial. It amazes me that some people still deny Global Warming. This year where I live it was the hottest July on record! It has also been extremely dry. Here is what some of the trees look like in a park close to where I live.
This is NOT a fall photo; this damage is from high temperatures this summer and no or very low rainfall.
“Imagine if trees gave off Wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we’d probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.” – Unknown
More distressed trees:
I’m sure you noticed, too, that these are grown trees, not tiny saplings.
“Humans are the only creature in this world who cut the trees, made paper from it and then wrote “Save Trees” on it.” – Unknown
These trees are in a well established park that relies on rain water. Last summer the trees did NOT look like this.
If you want to read something about the importance of of trees in stemming climate change, check this out.