Good day folks. Yesterday, after hearing the news about the flooding taking place in Alberta and elsewhere, my wife and I became understandably concerned and started calling around to make sure our friends and family were alright. I was able to reach my uncle and aunt in Lethbridge and learned that they are just fine. However, I still await to hear from my cousin and her husband who live in Calgary. No word yet on whether or not they were effected, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they too are safe and comfortable.
All told, the number of evacuees has now reached 175,000 as more residents in the south have been told to expect floods as rainfall continues. Some good news has been coming in too, which includes the fact that some evacuation orders from the city of Calgary are expected to be lifted. This is certainly good news for people who live there and who’ve been glued to their TVs and radios, wondering if they would have to move and risk losing their homes.
And of course, I know that there are plenty of people out there who have family and friends effected by this and other such tragedies. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and my being sure to send out hope and good vibes for them as well. It’s not a comfortable thing, hearing that people you know and love are in the middle of a crisis zone, so I hope it ends soon and without any more deaths.
I should also note that in honor of this latest example of the dangers of Climate Change that I’ve decided to do a series dedicated to the current climate crisis and what we can do about it. Its a subject I’ve been studying for some time and there’s a plethora of information out there that needs to be shared so people can make informed choices and know exactly what they’re up against.
At the same time, I want to do this to hammer some more nails in the coffin of Climate Change denial. It seems that even though most professional deniers have been in full retreat in recent years, there are still those who persist in saying that Climate Change is just a theory, “junk science”, or some kind of conspiracy. I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would persist in this, but regardless of the agendas of politicians or industry lobbyists, I choose to believe that most people can be reached through information.
So expect to see plenty of posts on that subject. First up, a post entitled “Rising Tides and Sinking Cities”. And to my dear cousin, Elizabeth-Anne and her husband and newborn baby. If you’re reading this, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. And for God sake’s, let us know that you’re okay! I’m sure you are, but it would still be nice to hear it.
Thank you all and best wishes to everyone out there!