Why is Canada cooking?

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus explains in simple terms.

As snow and ice melts on high mountains, the darker, exposed earth heats up. So, high places like the Rocky Mountains become heaters, and this is a positive feedback loop: the worse it is, the worse it gets. So, the Pacific Northwest is now hotter than places in the tropics. Rapid melt runoff from the high places is flooding people’s homes, under an all-too-clear sky.

The same is happening in places like Pakistan, but of course the news don’t bother with countries mostly inhabited by brown people. Their suffering is even worse, not that it’s a race.

Anyone who still thinks that climate change is just natural variation, please visit an alpine region and see for yourself.

Listen to Greta Thunberg: “How dare you!” to a bunch of leaders full of “By 2050 we will…”

The time for effective action was the 1970s, but let us follow the Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree is 250 years ago. The second best time is now.”

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to Why is Canada cooking?

  1. annieoz says:

    Yeah – Just read this one: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/30/lytton-hottest-places-world-climate-emergency
    When will we ever learn? We were so ignorant way back when … but always had this knowledge that my culture is greedy, wasteful, and hedonist.
    Took a while to realize that I’m a part of it. Namaste, Annie

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Thank you Annie.
      All we can do is the best we can do. I’ve been doing that since 1972, the year my modelling showed essentially today’s world.
      You are right. Greed is the force destroying everything. That’s why I say, “Live simply so you may simply live.”

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