A while ago in the theater, I saw a preview for "The Hunger Games", a truly creepy movie that will likely become a doomer porn classic. It's so presciently malevolent that I may not be able to stand to watch it, when it is released next month. People are fascinated with apocalyptic movies, probably because, deep down, everyone knows that we can't continue plundering and polluting the earth indefinitely. The feast is just about over, and a grimly implacable waiter is approaching with a very large, expensive, unaffordable tab.
Today when I came across this music video which is, I gather, related to the movie somehow, I was less than surprised, but still shocked, at the scenery where it is set.
The location is somewhere outside Nashville, Tennessee. Do we see any dead trees? And where is the understory - the mountain laurel, the dogwood, the ferns?
This is pretty much identical to the desolate woods in New Jersey, where trees are either lying on the ground, standing dead, or broken, and there is little remaining beneath but litter and brown leaves.
It's infinitely bizarre to me that people accept this landscape as the new normal - see the prior poston Wit's End for pictures of how trees are supposed to look, and used to look...before we started remorselessly poisoning them with air pollution.