Photo taken with Panasonic FZ200; 1/800 sec; f/4.0; ISO 100
All the grass was brown
And the sky was blue
We landed at SETAC
And the heat was on
We weren’t California Dreamin’
On this warm Washington day
OK, maybe I am not a lyrics writer but the message was clear. As we landed we could see the brown fields. It was a perfect holiday for southern Californians who abhor rain. We did cancel our trip to NYC because of the rainy days. So a draught stricken northwest gave us the opportunity to see Seattle and Vancouver without facing their usually rainy days.
It was no better in Vancouver. We wore shorts and T shirts on most days. To emphasize their problems in Vancouver we heard a report on the radio that ALL lawn watering was banned. Stanley Park, so famous for its green laws was a parched brown.
If this isn’t global warning, what is it? Even in Toronto they are selling rain barrels to help water the plants. The cost of beef has increased by 50% this year due to dwindling herds of cattle caused by the lack of rain and the high cost of feed.
Is this a prelude of the world as depicted in “Soilent Green?”