Friday, April 22, 2016
The winter Rain has (hopefully) arrived. It slashed my bedroom window on Wednesday night and obliterated the harbour and distant Robben island from my sight.
My sigh was one of deep relief.
The weather in Cape Town has been horribly upside down because of the El Nino effect AND climate change. Record temperatures. Records are being broken in the worst possible sense:
March temperature smashes 100-year global record
Great Barrier Reef: 93% of reefs hit by coral bleaching
Florida wakes up to climate change
Greenland sees record-smashing early ice sheet melt
2015 smashes record for hottest year, final figures confirm
SA is under the tyranny of its worst drought in a century and 2015 was the driest year ever. I tentatively hope we're at the tail end of it, well of this session of it.
It leaves me horribly unsettled about now, and the immediate future. The long-term one is a foregone fuck up; I believe that it's just too damn late.
Perhaps, selfishly, I'm grateful I don't and won't have children... I could not 'gift' them this.
It's Earth Day.