People Are Sharing Pics Of What It Looks Like On The West Coast Right Now (11 Pics)

There are currently fires raging all along the west coast, in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Acres of wildland are being destroyed, thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes, and a number of people have died. At least one fire was set by a gender reveal party, of all cursed things, but many of the wildfires were triggered by heatwaves.

These heatwaves are a part of the increasing number of climate disasters hitting new regions every year as global warming heats the planet. 

When you’re not caught in a flood, storm, or fire, it’s easy enough to not think about what’s happening. But the photos coming from people in Oregon and Northern California are impossible to forget. The smoke and ash in the air have created a bizarre filter over the landscape, turning the sky orange and bright read in places:

It is not lost on the ordinary population that there are people making money off of climate destruction, oil and gas companies, fracking companies, and basically anyone who makes money from burning up fossil fuels and suppressing clean energy development:

And politicians are complicit in these destructive decisions. Donald Trump is openly contemptuous of clean energy and protecting the planet, pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Accords. Barack Obama is willing to say there’s a problem now, but he had a hand in increasing emissions and protecting corporations during his presidency:

The U.S. is a capitalist society, which means a few people at the top extract as much as possible from the planet and the populace and leave the devastation of their greed for the rest of us to deal with. Right now, the skies are signaling the oncoming apocalypse:

California skies. A month until my due date and my world is red. from r/pics




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Voting might be a start, but a lot more will need to change than the president to save us all from permanent climate destruction. 

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