For those who need a bit more convincing that climate change is upon us, take a trip into any of the western states of the USA, or British Columbia, Canada. The drought conditions and forest fires have created a situation reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno or a Hollywood apocalyptic film - heavy dark smoke floating through the forests, or communities, reducing visibility from a few meters to, at best a kilometre. Where once sunshine and blue skies prevailed, an ominous blanket of dark orange - brown clouds sits, occasionally stirred by a warm, smoke smelling wind. Closer to the fires the winds are being created by the heat from the flames, blowing a hot, particle laden cloud into your face, making breathing a very difficult task without aid from a mask or breathing apparatus.
Experiencing this reminded us of how important our choices are in doing our part to right the wrong.