Future Imperfect

fall leavesHoliday sales were down, for the first time since 9/11. The auto industry continues to implode. Real estate has tanked. The banking industry is in shambles. The stock market is wobbling. Consumer confidence has bottomed out. Unemployment rates are the highest they’ve been in 30 years, and more layoffs are planned in the new year. The specter of the first Great Depression looms large for all of us in the US. Manufacturing is in the worst slowdown since that time.

The conflict in Israel is heating up again. A suicide bomber in Iraq just killed a group of people who had gathered to discuss reconciliation. In Afghanistan recently, men on motorcycles threw acid on girls for attending school.

Honey bees are disappearing around the world. Factory farm methods are promoting desertification. With three quarters of the world’s food coming from only eight different plant species, the world is more vulnerable to catastrophic famine than ever before.

Solar activity is rising. The Yellowstone supervolcano is in “high-threat” for a massive eruption. The earth’s magnetic field is fractured, and may be preparing for reversal.

Arctic sea ice is at a record low. The Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica is eroding rapidly.

Our species is long overdue for a devastating flu pandemic.

I’m learning how to make bread.

One Response to “Future Imperfect”

  1. absurdbeats Says:

    And beer. We should all learn how to make beer. Or gin.

    But you already know my take: as it was ever thus. . . .

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