Will common sense prevail in the Comox Valley?
When Earthlings first saw photos of our planet taken in space, it sparked a flowering of awareness that all humanity shares a common home – our inexpressibly beautiful and fragile blue dot. Our annual celebration of Earth Day arose from this new consciousness, and...read more
During the latest Comox Official Community Plan process hundreds of Valley residents made it abundantly clear they wanted Point Holmes maintained as it was: large, single family lots and plenty of green space. To their credit, most of the Comox Town Council agreed...read more
The noon-hour talk radio show host on CFAX 1070, Pamela McColl, invited me on her show last week to talk about a recent article of mine, “NIMBY is not a 4-letter word,” that appeared on the editorial pages of the Times-Colonist newspaper. (I also published the article...read more
In its current rush to patch its sewerage system, the Comox Valley Regional District has stumbled toward yet another unwise decision that could negatively impact our community’s coastlines. It’s not well known, but a 55-year-old sewer pipe runs beneath Comox Bay, to...read more
Should the University of British Columbia buy shares in and take profits from fossil fuel companies or invest in funds and projects directly linked to controversial energy projects? The UBC Board of Governor’s considered that question after some faculty and staff...read more
The story of a Vancouver Island municipal infrastructure project, delayed for over a decade, appears headed for a happy ending. In the 1990s, the City of Campbell River planned to upgrade and replace a key sewer force-main pipe that serves the southern portion of the...read more
Trump's musical set list for climate denying speeches
The crazy people over at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency had some thoughts about the military band playing soft jazz while President Nut Job backed out of a deal to save our one and only planet.
SET LIST FOR THE BAND AT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ROSE GARDEN SPEECH ANNOUNCING THE UNITED STATES PULLING OUT OF THE GLOBAL CLIMATE ACCORD
“Celebratory mood in the White House Rose Garden for Paris announcement. A jazz band is playing.” — Jonathan Swan, Axios
“Heat Wave” – Martha and the Vandellas
“Hot in Herre” – Nelly
“The Heat is On” – Glenn Frey
“Hotter Than Hell” – Kiss
“Burning Down the House” – Talking Heads
“I Melt With You” – Modern English
“I’m Not Dead (I’m in Pittsburgh) – Frank Black
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn
“Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters
“Drown in My Own Tears” – Ray Charles
“Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire
“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Öyster Cult
“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
Can biofuels save us?
To wean vehicles off gasoline, should we bet on energy sources from electricity or biofuels?
In this article, the author argues that done right biofuels can help stall the climate apocalypse.
Lame Joke Du Jour
A Texan oil baron went to the dentist for a check up.
“I’m pleased to say your teeth are just fine,” said the dentist. “I know,” replied the oilman, “but drill anyway. I feel lucky.”
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Thought Du Jour
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
— John Muir