I overheard a conversation this week. The person speaking was denying climate change. The basis for his argument was that in the ’80s we were warned about acid rain, in the 90’s it was worries about a hole in the ozone layer, and now it’s trendy to scare us about climate change.
When I was a kid, my mom never ever made bread. I doubt that my grandmother even made bread because they lived in a city with bakeries and grocery stores.
Whether our lifestyles are sustainable gets tested during a time of crisis. Is it possible to live in a way that will prevent chaos and suffering during a major crisis? If it is, you might say we have discovered a non-violent mode of existence.
Some people think that we will always have poor people. Others believe that we can eliminate poverty with a program variously called Guaranteed Basic Income, Basic Income, Living Wage, Minimum Income Guarantee or Universal Basic Income among others.
Aside from a four hour power disruption in some communities, the October snow storm did not affect us much here in the Southeast. This was not the case for other parts of the province.
I dug out our Christmas present from a few years ago to look through it to remind me all that was in it. Our son, who is a bit of a survivalist got us all “bug out bags”.
Our climate is changing. Where once we could expect the majority of our precipitation as snow in the winter months we must now expect a more even split between snow and rain.
The Friday morning before Thanksgiving in the midst of the snowstorm that pummeled Manitoba, we had several power interruptions that set things bleeping (the stove clock, the printer), and then it was gone – the power! It was 4am.
In the run-up to the federal election, we continue our examination of the carbon tax.