What a strange world we now live in

What a strange world we now live in. On the one hand I see so much beauty, some created by humans and some natural. On the other hand, there is so much strange, ugly, stupid, cruel stuff out there. It’s hard to make sense of it all.

Northern Ireland during the troubles.  What a strange world we now live in
Northern Ireland during the troubles
Here is another picture of Northern Ireland from the same period.  There is a lot of evidence that many of  the kids that grew up in this period were damaged for life.  What a strange world we now live in
Here is another picture of Northern Ireland from the same period. There is a lot of evidence that many of the kids that grew up in this period were damaged for life.
One of my favorite painting of The Tetons.
One of my favorite painting of The Tetons. I’ve lost the name of the painter. Sorry.
Australia during the current 2019-2020 fire.  I keep reading that 500 million animals died in just one state of Australia during just one period of this fire.  This seems unbelievable to me.  So I keep checking this number but it seems to be real.   The Australian fires are far bigger that the US wildfires  this year or last year.  I think this is something really new and really scary.  What a strange world we now live in
Australia during the current 2019-2020 fire. I keep reading that 500 million animals died in just one state of Australia during just one period of this fire. This seems unbelievable to me. So I keep checking this number but it seems to be real. The Australian fires are far bigger that the US wildfires this year or last year. I think this is something really new and really scary.
Evening in Grand Canyon, Arizona
Evening in Grand Canyon, Arizona
Water is running out in many Indian towns.  These guys are just a few of the millions who are carting clean water home daily in small jugs.  What happens when there is not more clean water to truck in.  What a strange world we now live in
Water is running out in many Indian towns. These guys are just a few of the millions who are carting clean water home daily in small jugs. What happens when there is not more clean water to truck in.
Morning light in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming
Morning light in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming
Because of the huge run off of fertilizer from European farms, beaches on the Baltic sea are covered with tons of Green Algae for miles and miles.   And besides this,  thousands of square miles of the Baltic Sea are completely dead.  What a strange world we now live in
Because of the huge run off of fertilizer from European farms, beaches on the Baltic sea are covered with tons of Green Algae for miles and miles. And besides this, thousands of square miles of the Baltic Sea are completely dead.
Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park Utah.  Every dawn,  during three or four  winter months, the dawn light hits the cliffs below the arch and bounces up into the arch and turns the inside a bright orange.  It’s pretty magical.
Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park Utah. Every dawn, during three or four winter months, the dawn light hits the cliffs below the arch and bounces up into the arch and turns the inside a bright orange. It’s pretty magical.
Under the presidency of Donald Trump the oil industry in America is looking forward to another bonanza year.
Under the presidency of Donald Trump the oil industry in America is looking forward to another bonanza year. And this in spite of the clear evidence that every year we are coming closed and closed to destroying the earth for everyone, forever. What a strange world we now live in.
Coastal redwoods in California
Coastal redwoods in California
Smog in Delhi India.  Bill McKibben says that "half the children in New Delhi have irreversible lung damage simply from breathing the air."  What a strange world we now live in
Smog in Delhi India. Bill McKibben says that “half the children in New Delhi have irreversible lung damage simply from breathing the air.”
Wildflowers in Alaska
Wildflowers in Alaska
Nationalist protestors in Northern Ireland
Nationalist protestors in Northern Ireland

Truly, What a strange world we now live in.

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There is endless reading about our strange world. Here are a couple of
good articles. There is much more on the home page of this blog.

India, Intimations of an ending

Haiti is the eye of the storm

Blood and Brexit

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