I am writing from a War Zone in southern Oregon which very few of you will ever experience. In my 18 + seasons working on a daily basis in the woods, I am here sadly recording the end of our great northern temperate forests.
Not only does this photo show the increasing death of trees under the Bush/Obama manufactured drought, it also shows a sky covered with the reason our forests are dying.
We should be having thunderstorms and we have not had appreciable regional precipitation since the end of May.
They spray over every developing cumulus cloud until they kill it or they set a wall of aerosoling stability off the coasts of Oregon and California, diverting Pacific storms from reaching our dying land.
The land is crackle loud when I walk over it, the dried ground sticks and twigs snap like old dessicated bones. You cannot sit on the needle layer to eat lunch because it is so dry the pondo needles pierce your jeans.
Wildflowers are all crazy blooming at the same time in what should be a gradual celebration throughout the summer. The roads are choking dry that 15 mph is too fast to keep the dust down.
The soil crusts are breaking and sliding down even gradual slopes, the birds pant with their beaks open in open forested stands, and dozens of animals die on the highway looking for water.
Large islands are rapidly growing in our historically great rivers like the Sprague, and creeks and rivers are choked with algae because the water is flowing too slow or warming and stagnating too much to stop the algal contamination. Many perennial creeks have gone dry this summer. Reports of wells dropping 70 feet or more are becoming common.
When we have a catastrophic wild fire (and we will) our men and women on the line will not be able to stop it. Our remaining old growth will explode in a fire storm that will reach holocaust levels due to the addition of particulate aluminum (which will act as a fire accelerant) from 5+ years of active aerosoling. And from this perspective every fire line casualty must be attributed to the program of intentional geo-engineering and the manufactured drought.
THIS is the Obama legacy – not gay marriage, not Cuba; it is this aerial war being waged on life itself, which the vast majority of urbanized humans will never notice until it is over and our green magnificent forests and our fellow creatures which give a sacredness to our lives are largely gone.