Weekend Writing Prompt/JusJoJan —Climate Change

7A3FC3C3-ED57-4D20-BD77-3F87CE8C4178“What is it about the gravity of the situation that you can’t seem to grasp?” Janice asked. “Don’t brush me off with your usual argument that climate change is just a hoax.”

“I don’t believe climate change is a hoax,” Richard said. “I just don’t think it’s going to devour all life as we know it on our planet by, what’s the date, 2030 or something?”

“So you don’t believe 97% of climate scientists who are saying we’ve got only about a decade before there is irrevocable damage to the planet?” Janet asked.

“I just have an easygoing temperament,” Richard said. “I don’t go crazy over things I can’t control.”

(108 words)

68F3F1B9-0E27-4B85-A534-73734CB5DDCEWritten for Linda G. Hill’s JusJoJan prompt word, “gravity,” and for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “devour” in exactly 108 words. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (brush), Daily Addictions (date), and Your Daily Word Prompt (temperament).

And for what it’s worth, I personally don’t agree with Richard on this topic.

25 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt/JusJoJan —Climate Change

  1. amoralegria January 12, 2020 / 8:56 pm

    I like the way you incorporated all these words into a short, coherent conversation about a relevant topic! Nice job!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 12, 2020 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.


  2. Gavi January 12, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    As usual, awesome art of creation!
    Hats off to you….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. annieasksyou January 13, 2020 / 12:11 pm

    It’s worth noting, in a terrifying way, that in 2008, the Australian government commissioned a study of the potential impact of climate change on fires. The report predicted, reported Paul Krugman in The New York Times a few days ago, that the fires would start earlier and be more severe starting in 2020. The fires were just a tad precocious…

    And still Australia is led, as we are, by a climate change denier.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 13, 2020 / 11:24 pm

      They’ll deny climate change until it’s too late.


  4. Saurab March 28, 2020 / 10:35 pm

    I liked how you brought this topic out within the rules of the prompt!
    I have to agree with Richard, though. Do your bit; hope for the best. We will end up facing a decision paralysis if we start to think about something as big as “all life on Earth”.

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