April 20th, 2007 by Hilary
Anyone with children has had the experience of waking in the middle of the night to a very sick child. I can remember one particular night, waking up to my child’s cries and feeling the intense heat radiating from his forehead. A tiny little body helplessly overheating. No thermometer was necessary – I knew by the temperature and his fast breathing that his body was waging a war against infection.
The Earth, like a small baby, is also helplessly overheating. We do not need a thermometer to know that the Earth has a fever. (more…)