I'm wired to be a bit of a loner so that's not a concern for me. When I feel brought down by it all I look at the sky and remember our existential situation ... you would know my usual line by now (at least I'll admit repeating myself haha) ... that we are effective Flatlanders on a living world we don't much yet comprehend within this vast cosmos. Still, you are geographically much closer to the centre of the creeping madness in the US.Lacewing wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 amI think it is becoming increasingly crucial to have supportive friends of a kindred mindset (protective tribes to belong to), to help us have some laughter and lightness, as well as to remind us (and pull us back) when we feel like we're falling over the edge.
There is not much else you can do (If you don't much like the solutions offered by the two evangelist warriors here, ie. looking forward to The Apocalypse or claiming that it doesn't matter because it's not real).Greta wrote: ↑Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 pmIt's very difficult! I love wildlife. I interact with it a lot where I live. I've had an influx of animals due to nearby logging that was done in the Spring... destroying their nests and natural rhythms in some beautiful old growth forest that is all gone now. My neighbor and I have set up a "safe zone" for animals along our border (his awesome idea) -- including official documents that prevent any future logging or construction there. I like to think that the animals have somewhere safe to go.
I don't know what else to do.
The wildlife corridor is an excellent move. Think global, act local, and all that. I just avoid poisons in the garden and consider plants that don't need much water and attract bees and birds. It's hard to get a garden going when a semi-permanent drought seems to have descended on us, though. It's like Australia is almost permanently dominated by huge high pressure zones that push all the rain that would normally fall into the middle of the country north and south, who are having storms and floods while the regions caught in the middle of the endless daisy chain of high pressure systems are in in what seems like permanent drought.
I hate hot weather and love the rain so it doesn't suit me. Pretty sure we will break some heat records this summer; we keep creeping closer to 50C, which is intimidating, especially when the air is thick with smoke from hazard reduction burns and wildfires.