watch this video of a sunset;

while reading this quote from Natasha Meyers out loud:

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"Yes, there are apocalypses already ongoing all around us. The decimation of the Boreal forest to extract bitumen on stolen Indigenous land in Canada is one such apocalypse. But giving in to apocalyptic thinking is itself a kind of exit strategy, an easy out. Ruin porn, including those all-too compelling images of plants rupturing through abandoned buildings in Detroit and Chernobyl, thrives on this narrative of 'a world without us.' The earth will be better off without people, so we are told. Beware of such apocalyptic thinking. Anthropocenic thought catches you up in thrall of apocalypse and sets us all to work, furtively dreaming the end of times."

read the entire text.