Posted on Renaissance Post in early January, this essay has been modified to ask if the "catch and release" philosophy is yet another form of denial of being human.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Today, we return to the commentary about climate that we started last December. There (archives, Dec. 2010) we noted unusual precipitation in the continental US just before Christmas. To complete the picture globally, we have only to reflect upon the news and weather reported from all over the world during the past year. Beginning with lowland flooding in the British Isles and across Europe during the fall and winter of 2009, torrential rains in the Spring of 2010 in China, followed by intensification of monsoons in Pakistan and southern Asia, an Austral summer of record-setting rains and flooding in Northeastern Australia, and massive floods in Brazil, we have witnessed an entirely unprecedented increase in severity and frequency of precipitation events world-wide.