It has been a startling winter in most of Canada. Warm and mild - quite pleasant if you don't think about root causes . I do - and so does Franke James. Here's a link to a visual essay she created in 2007 .....
At her website, Ms. James states :
"And as much as I delight in this gloriously sunny, “time to put on my shorts” weather, it is eerie. I see it as a warning to all of us that the planet is warming. Just look at the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. We are now at 393ppm — which is 43ppm higher than is safe (350ppm). We are zooming towards the danger zone of 450ppm with no signs of slowing down.
We need real leadership on climate change at all levels of government. I hold out the hope that if Canadians demanded action on climate change, the Harper Government would take action. If only because they would understand that it could be the source of their renewable power."