Solnit on Climate Change

Regular readers will know of my admiration for the writing of Rebecca Solnit.

In a piece in The Guardian on Monday she explored the turning points which she sees related to our climate following recent weather events in the USA. This was prior to the shocking events in Germany and Belgium over the last few days with apocalyptic levels of rainfall which smashed rainfall records.

As she says in the piece:

Climate catastrophe is a slow shattering of the stable patterns that governed the weather, the seasons, the species and migrations, all the beautifully orchestrated systems of the holocene era we exited when we manufactured the anthropocene through a couple of centuries of increasingly wanton greenhouse gas emissions and forest destruction.