This piece is inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's 'A Man without a Country' which I've been reading recently.
A free-thinking cynical bugger who wrote stuff that makes you think. Here's a snippet:
"Can I tell you the truth? I mean this isn't the TV news is it? Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we're hooked on...Don't spoil the party, but here's the truth: We have squandered our planet's resources, including air and water, as though there were no tomorrow, so now there isn't going to be one." - *Kurt Vonnegut*_