This was during the series of numerous recent hurricanes in just a few weeks period of time, including Harvey, IRMA, and Maria that devastated Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
He said to me:
"We broke the weather!"
And after decades of warning about the impact of global warming--maybe he is right.
This last September was the most active month for Atlantic hurricanes ever on record.
Further, we are seeing simultaneously the deadliest wildfires raging in California in its history.
This only 13 years after the deadliest Tsunami from the Indian Ocean in recorded times killing about a quarter million people!
And only 28 years after the deadliest Tornado occurred in Bangladesh in 1989 that killed 1,300 people.
All these as if the increasing threats of nukes and other weapons of mass destruction and cyberattack weren't enough to keep you up at night.
As we get more sophisticated and technologically dependent, incredible manmade and natural disasters are threatening us superbig time.
And over and over again, it is being reported that a well-placed EMP explosion over the United States would kill 90% of the population within a year--talk about a extinction level event!
As we experience temperatures15 degree above normal this fall, even the trees are behaving abnormally as the leaves are not changing to colors of yellows and oranges and reds and purples that we expect and enjoy.
Nature is messed up by our abuse of the planet and nurture is messed up by megalomaniacs with the weapons to do us in.
If we don't correct the dangerous path we are on polluting our planet and over-relying on technology then soon we could be turning horrible colors even if the leaves just fall to the ground or turn to ash. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)