Climate Crunch

June 17, 2022 admin 0

PETER CURRIER – A Fictitious Interview: Part 1LIFESTYLE CHOICES After their initial pleasantries, we tune in to this fictitious interview between George Guessworthy of Climate Crunch and a local builder, Clive Mason. Climate Crunch’s main concern is that even those who are fully aware of planetary precarity can’t accept the lifestyle changes necessary to avert cataclysm. George Guessworthy is a retired social worker, and Clive Mason is a small, successful local builder…. Clive Mason:……That’s twice […]

Once Upon A Time… In 2023…

June 16, 2022 admin 0

…there were local folk who woke up to the seriousness of the climate crisis. CHERYL LYON – Now, in 2038, they are being honoured as heroes with the UN Liveable Cities Award for their work done to re-imagine the City and County, once both named Peterborough. (Did receiving a UN designation as a Regional Centre of Excellence in 2016 have anything to do with this?) In 2019, they had listened seriously to the City Council’s […]

Adequately Accounting for the Climate Crisis in our Community

June 13, 2022 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – The climate emergency is here, right now, in this place “at the end of the rapids” (Peterborough City) and in all the land around it – the three First Nation Communities and the six townships of Peterborough County. Two other things are also upon us: the Provincial election and Municipal elections in the fall. How seriously did voters really pay attention to the Climate Crisis in the recent election? Taking it seriously […]

For Budding Citizen Scientists and Their Parents:
Testing the Water in the Otonabee With Water Ranger Luke

June 4, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – Have you been there? I visited McBride Island, just north of the zoo in Riverview Park, Peterborough. Water Ranger Luke had invited me to do a real, live outdoor experiment. Luke Williamson, who grew up in Peterborough, has now, with others, developed an easy-to use-kit to keep tabs on the health of our local lakes, streams and rivers. It’s the Water Rangers’ Education Test Kit Field Guide. The Greenzine reported on the […]

Reality of Climate Crisis Hits Close to Home for All of Us

June 2, 2022 admin 0

BILL EEKHOF – Gazing out the back window at the extensive damage in my yard, the rustling of the branches in the tree nearest to my house caught my attention. With tree limbs bouncing and leaves falling, my first instinct was that another branch of this damaged tree was about to come crashing to the ground – a common sight in recent days. The cause of the rustling branches soon revealed itself… tail first. A […]

The Storm, The Community and The Climate Crisis

May 26, 2022 admin 1

CHERYL LYON − Like it or not, the destructive derecho storm that walloped the Peterborough area on 21 May 2022 is a valuable messenger from our near future. The crashing trees foretell other kinds of crashes to come and should snap our heads up, yet again, to pay attention to the climate crisis, the need to plan and act together, as a community, to stay alive and thrive in a very different future. Such storms […]