Can you feel it? C'mon, can you? Look at the climate stories just from today: American fish stocks heading north. The world running out of fresh water. Now another crazy wildfire season is upon us.
Federal wildfire researchers say most regions in Canada could be facing a long, hot, fiery summer.
Wildfire starts and the amount of land burned were below average for the first few weeks of the season, but dry weather is turning things around, said Richard Carr, a fire research analyst with Natural Resources Canada.
"We've had a long, lingering winter and a bit of a slow start to the fire season, but the numbers are higher than the same time last year."
Cap that off with a deranged government whose focus is to expedite the extraction and export of as much high-carbon, toxin-laden sludge petroleum as possible as quickly as possible and it's pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the nihilistic lunacy.
Two provinces have already had their first evacuations of the year. About 40 people in Crutwell, Sask., have had to flee their homes at least twice. Seven families in Lac du Bonnet, Man., also had to leave.
Manitoba has counted 119 fires so far. Last year at this time, the figure was 27 and the year before that it was 58.
Nationally, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre says Canada is about 100 fires ahead of the 10-year average for early May.
Although some parts of the country are flooding, much of the forested area remains dry, said Carr.
"It's pretty dry across that whole stretch, right from British Columbia to western Ontario."Burn baby, burn.