Alan’s August Update

It's the peak of our Canadian summer and the question is should we be celebrating summer, or running for cover? And what about these other terrors gathering all around us...? Personally I think it is time to step back and step out...

Well here we are in August already, and the heat is on. Quite literally!

We have seen heat warnings all across Canada over this last month. Now I have to wonder if the heat warning threshold has been brought down this year to build the perception that warnings and advisories are now the norm. That would very subtly reinforce the perception of an environmental crisis…or is it really the hottest summer we’ve ever had?

I distinctly remember just a few years ago the local radio stations here in Canada would all be celebrating when we finally got over thirty degrees as ‘summer had finally arrived.’ Now all of a sudden Environment Canada is giving us advisories at twenty-seven degrees! And has anyone else noticed that Environment Canada has quietly changed their name to ‘Environment and Climate Change Canada.’ I wonder what the addition of those two little words tells us about the next coming crisis…

Although it appears that we might have to get through this monkey-pox madness first.

That got off to a bit of a faltering start, and I honestly thought the public weren’t going to fall for it, but it does seem that the WHO and their beneficiaries are doubling down on it.

Last week, WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus asked people to make “…safe choices for yourself and others.” While Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said, “What we need right now is actually those in the highest risk groups, to take up the vaccine in order to protect themselves and others…”

Is it just me, or does this all sound awfully familiar…?

Oh well, at least it is still summer. Let’s all celebrate the warm weather, get outside and soak up as much Vitamin D as we can!

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