One Scary-Ass Future for Earth
Did anybody else watch ABC News’ “Earth 2100” last night? This was one of the most interesting TV shows I’ve seen in a while, even though it gave me a bad dream later.
Combining documentary with fiction, live action with animation, and science with conjecture, the two-hour show explored how some experts predict the next century could be our last because of population explosion, climate change, and resource depletion – unless we act swiftly and decisively starting now.
Even though much of the show was speculative, there was enough science and common sense involved to make anybody fret about what kind of world we’re headed for without greening up.
Fort Worth Weekly has written much much much over the years about our dwindling water supplies. Still, it seems like most people today have their heads buried in the sands and either don’t care about their fingerprint on the Earth, or are too shallow to realize we are living in a fragile place these days.
People who run their water sprinklers in the rain, water their sidewalks and curbs rather than sweeping them, bitch about water rationing, move outside the city and try to establish a St. Augustine paradise in a five-acre yard, or show similar lack of respect for Mother Earth ought to have “MORON” permanently tattooed on their foreheads.