Article by Skye C. Cleary, from Aeon
Recent announcements on air quality have stressed the hazards of breathing smoky air to children, old people, and anyone with respiratory issues such as asthma. But it’s bad for everyone, and we should all avoid it, whatever our age and level of health.
In the midst of worldwide record heat, devastating wildfires, droughts, refugee crises, and torrential rains and flooding, some particular disturbing headlines have hit the news. “Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions” the CBC announced. Similar headlines appeared in other media outlets.
The “mid-life crisis” is a well-known phenomenon, often involving snazzy new sports cars, extra-marital affairs, or other impulsive and rash departures from the norm.
To The Editor:
[Editorial Note: Readers can better understand Suzuki's urgency by first reading a recent article on CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/world-hothouse-report-1.4775649 ]
By David Suzuki
Local representation – everyone wants it, right? Some people may not realize how important local representation is until an issue arises that affects them directly. Then suddenly they want to talk to their MLA. But wait; do they want to talk to an MLA for a party they didn’t vote for?
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hopes people are enjoying the outdoors and connecting with nature this summer, but at the same time is encouraging them to help control the spread of invasive species.
By Richard G. Stevens; republished from Aeon magazine