A holiday is planned. I leave next Saturday and I will not include electronic devices in my luggage.
I will try to resist watching new bulletins.
I have almost no words left in me to describe the state of our world; Actions of many so-called leaders are abysmal – they're seemingly only ‘in it’ for their own benefit…bloody hopeless. Climate Change is no longer threatening – it is here and yet Donald Trump didn’t even bother attending the G7 meeting to discuss it.
The Amazon Forest is burning and, to soothe the consciences of our ‘leaders’ – and to take the heat off (no pun intended) they have promised 22 million dollars to help rectify the problem. PFFT! Billions were given to repair the Notre Dame cathedral, and yet only a few million promised (& when will that happen?) to save the planet! *
The arctic is not only melting – it’s on fire - and hardly a word about this is mentioned.
Russia is firing ballistic missiles into the arctic snow!
We have clowns in charge: Trump, Boris Johnson and Morrison, to name but three!
I can hardly bear to mention Putin.
I need a holiday. I need to recharge my batteries. I need to spend time with relatives, especially children, before I have the strength to again face the awfulness of the world’s situation.
Sure, I know my holiday will not improve the planet’s survival, but it might save mine!
Just as I write this, a news bulletin appears (see below) to convince us all that many ‘leaders’ are more than hopeless and think only of themselves!
*Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he will consider accepting a $US20 million ($30 million) offer of help from G7 nations to fight Amazon fires, but only after the French President Emmanuel Macron withdraws an "insult".
Give me strength!!
I'll be back in a few weeks.
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