Climate Change piece: gradually then suddenly

An interesting piece by Brigid Delaney in The Guardian on Sydney's haze from wildfires, and the growing evidence of climate change. It's also rather terrifying when combined with the apocalyptic pictures taken on the beach of people sheltering from the Mallacoota fire.

Ernest Hemingway had this famous line from his 1929 book The Sun Also Rises, which speaks to me of where things washed up in 2019: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.”

2019 is the year of suddenly. Many of us were shaken awake from our cognitive dissonance this year as our weather patterns and climate conditions become ever more extreme. When wine turns to ash in your mouth, you can’t deny the new reality anymore.