I try hard to be an optimist, but right now it’s tough.
First, there was the horrific scene of 1500-ish unmasked people crowded together on the White House lawn last night for hours. This was pretty much the dictionary definition of a super-spreader event. And an historic Hatch Act violation.
Second, there’s this terrifying article from NY Magazine about the ongoing CA fires. Two quotes stand out:
“In just five days, more land had burned than in all of 2019. And the number kept growing—well past a million acres to 1.25 million.”
2020 is a year unlike any other in my memory. It feels Old Testament biblical.
And then there’s our new friend, Asteroid 2018 VP1. Thanks, 2020!