What a week! So many things have happened, and I don’t know where to start.
We had massive torrential rain here in the West, which caused substantial flooding and wreaked havoc on several communities. A three-digit number of people died, and the flooding destroyed countless homes and lives. Since then, this dire situation has spread further West (Belgium, The Netherlands) and East (Austria, Bavaria).
Severe flooding with many deaths has also occurred in Asia (China, Indonesia); intense fires are burning in the US, Canada, and Russia.
Still, our governing politicians do not treat the climate emergency as the existential crisis that it is. Old white men. Sigh.
On a lighter note, the Pokémon Go Fest 2021 was great fun!
(Pokémon Go Fest, Raid Day, 7/18/21)