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Climate change on many minds after a crazy month
What a difference a month makes, right?
At the beginning of May, there was still ice on the lake outside my window and the trees were still bare. Now, as you can see in the picture above, we are in full spring mode (compare with the picture in the May open forum post).
As you know, the weather has been weird in these parts recently. We had a massive wind/rain storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in Ontario and Quebec. My home was without electricity for 7 days.
And we’re being told to expect several possibly violent thunderstorms in July and August.
It’s a trend that is happening around the world: extreme weather events and high heat are affecting much of the globe, and it is only going to get worse, according to a report today on The Guardian site with the headline “We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist.”
Says Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy in the U.S. and professor at Texas Tech University, who warns the world is heading for dangers unseen in the 10,000 years of human civilization: “People do not understand the magnitude of what is going on,” she said. “This will be greater than anything we have ever seen in the past. This will be unprecedented. Every living thing will be affected.”
In my personal blog, I have been wondering recently what good is an electric vehicle when extreme weather events knock out the power grid? I’ve put my plan to purchase an EV on the backburner for now.
These days, I’m looking at generators — for the next time we have a long power outage. But I’m beginning to think that one day the power grid will fail forever.
I wish I could be more optimistic.
What can we do as naturists who collectively have a great love for Mother Nature? Maybe you have some ideas about that.
That is what’s on my mind this first day of June 2022.
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