Will not be political, or religious
Won't say anything about global warming ....
just show you what little bitty green pine beetles can do in very short order, when weather (the natural deterrent) cannot keep them in check. This is what a goodly portion of my beautiful SD Black Hills look like now. It's heart breaking to say the very least. All it will take is one spark, and the Black Hills will be the Bleak Hills.
Trouts don't live in ugly places.
A friend is not who knows you the longest, but the one who came and never left your side.
Don't look back, we ain't goin' that way.