On 10/22/2016 14:59, Darryl McMahon wrote:
I have a few minutes to think and reflect today.
It's 2 weeks after the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. I still have a
lot to do to get ready for winter. But in my memory, we had to have
most of this done by the end of Thanksgiving weekend, because hard
freezes were due, and a soft freeze might have happened. Even just 5
I hear you. We've built a new home and moved back to Summerland,
where we lived 22 years ago. Okanagan Lake used to freeze over from
Penticton to Summerland, but now it barely freezes around the shallow
edges of its southern shore. I remember seeing ice fog here, yet the
last two years that I've been back in the area, it's never cold enough.
We have Mourning Doves living here now. It feels like California . . .
Now that we're over the 400 ppm mark, I suspect that climate
changes we're seeing now are the beginnings of permanent changes for
which we are totally unprepared. People are strangely complacent, though
. . .
When they see the evaporator panels for our Sun Pump on the roof,
the first question they ask is, "How much did it cost?" I've started
replying with, "How much is a stable climate worth?"
We're ingrained to see dollar values in everything. However, the
price of a biosphere that supports us can't be quantified. We're so
accustomed to "privatizing profits and socializing costs" that people
like me, who build for efficiency, are seen as eccentric. I shake my
head at this kind of attitude and quietly worry about the trouble that's
Robert Luis Rabello
Adventure for Your Mind
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