The day after midsummer’s day
Every day seems to bring new evidence of the parlous state that we and the planet are in. Microplastics in the food we eat, in the air we breathe. The sudden death of coral reefs. Glaciers melting. Species extinctions. Climate extremes. Sabre-rattling by malevolent despots. Politicians proving to be the new Neros fiddling even as Rome burns, while mobs are bribed by bread and circuses.
As the hours of daylight start to shorten (for northerners at least) have we passed the tipping point in more ways than one?
My reading this year has, in some ways, paralleled these doomsday scenarios …