When I was a teen-ager, fear was wide spread that we were headed toward another Ice Age. Temperatures were dropping and oil prices were soaring as heaters were running 24/7.
Then El Nino hit, and we had to deal with flash flooding. That was followed by El Nina where we entered into a season of drought from which we haven't totally recovered.
Now the Earth is changing again as we face uncontrolled firestorms worldwide and our resources are being diminished.
This map (photo) shows 199 wildfires in the U.S. through last Wednesday. The second largest wildfire in California history, the Dixie Fire in Northern California, has burned over 500,000 acres. A friend of mine, who lives in Utah, said she had to leave the state because the ash fallout has impacted Utah's air quality.
Hoover Dam, Colorado, currently provides water and electricity to 25 million people in the western United States and is experiencing the lowest water levels in history. I heard that if water levels continue drop, the turbines that generate electricity will stop working:
Wildfires are sweeping across Mediterranean countries engulfing parts of Greece, Italy, and Spain. People are losing their livelihoods, their homes, and many are losing their lives.
Will Mother Nature get us through this? I hope and pray for relief from the high temperatures that challenge our firefighters, the evacuees, the military support, and the budgets that continue to break the bank.