August, the month known as “Fogust” around these parts, is a pleasant reminder of my fondness for fog. For the past sixteen summers, it has been a welcome presence. Now, when I look outside my window, I could be convinced that there is no climate change, and everything is fine.
But it is not fine. Greenland is melting right in front of our eyes. I am sure, like everyone who is on social media, you have seen the video of gushing rivers where there is usually snow. And it is not just Greenland: Alaska is burning, Siberia has a problem, and Europe is experiencing temperatures usually reserved for India at the peak of its summer heat. To pretend that there isn’t a climate catastrophe happening around us is just childish.