ON A LOGGING ROAD NEAR ADA-ITSX/FAIRY CREEK watershed, an RCMP police sergeant and a forest defender are holding hands, with tears in their eyes, having a deep conversation about civil liberties, and the price of democracy. They each share the most intimate moment about their family histories. Mist is a middle aged woman who feels […]
2021-05-30 California faces another drought as lake beds turn to dust – a photo essay. Plus updates on Lake Mead and Lake Powell. And warnings to Canadians.
CONTENTS 1. (Utah) Lake Powell water level at a historic low. From “TownLife”, Bullfrog Utah, May 28, 2021. For now, the water level continues to drop a little more than an inch a day. 2. (Nevada) Projections for Lake Mead show it dropping well below the lowest level on record, in the next 20 […]
2020-09-23 re Nuclear Issue & the Throne Speech (Small Modular Reactors – SMR’s)
There is a large factor to be considered: Corruption. How much money the Cameco executives, for example, are making. Provinces like Saskatchewan do not have laws against Corporate contributions to political parties. How much influence Anne McLellan, one of the “Good ol’ boys” in Liberal circles, has. She’s on the Board of Cameco. Since her retirement […]
2019-12-01 UN appoints Mark Carney to help finance climate action goals, The Guardian
NOTE: Carney is a Canadian who went to Wall Street (an investment banker with Goldman Sachs Group). Then was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada; followed by Governor of the Bank of England. He will now take over as UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance. Postings related to Carney are at bottom. […]
2019-08-12 Public far ahead of politics on climate emergency, National Observer, Seth Klein
By Seth Klein in Opinion Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to a crowd in British Columbia on July 28, 2019. Photo by CPC Last month, as part of the research for a book I am writing on mobilizing Canada for the climate emergency, I commissioned an extensive national public opinion poll from Abacus Data. The full results […]
2019-05 A tribute to Greta Thunberg and all the kids who have joined her. Action.
I remember posting: On Friday, November 2, 2018, a youth in Sudbury, Ontario was the first youth in the Western Hemisphere to join Greta’s #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike. (11-year-old Sophia Mathur is the Sudbury youth.) I wanted Greta’s and Sophia’s actions to have meaning. But I didn’t have a lot of confidence in North America. I wondered […]
2019-03-15 100,000s children take to the streets on #climatestrike globally. Greta Thunberg.
The photos tell a lot: https://act.350.org/mailings/view/67422?t=1&akid=67422%2E390946%2EbDipVu
2019-05-23 Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too, SEPT 20. The Guardian
We can’t stave off global heating by ourselves. Together, on 20 September, we can unleash mass resistance Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists School students protest against the climate crisis in Melbourne, May 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Tomorrow, schoolchildren and students will be out on the streets again, in huge numbers, in 150 countries, […]
2018-10-04 While Nestlé extracts millions of litres from their land, residents have no drinking water, The Guardian
Lengthy with good information, set in the international context of water shortages. == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Just 90 minutes from Toronto, residents of a First Nations community try to improve the water situation as the beverage company extracts from their land Alexandra Shimo […]
2019-03-17 Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees Described Video. Very good. For free, on-line.
https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/call-of-the-forest-the-forgotten-wisdom-of-trees Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.