• Environment

    Save Your Town from Wildfire

    Wildfires are frightening, dangerous and devastating, but municipalities, volunteer fire fighters and individuals can stop them in their tracks. There are ways to do it although very few towns and residents have taken the necessary steps. Let’s start with municipalities. The key thing they should think about is how to beat back the coniferous forests around most interior British Columbia an Northern Alberta towns. They should zone a half mile area around the town as a greenbelt suitable for orchards, vineyards, irrigated pasturage and golf courses. One approach is to use the town’s sewage effluent on irrigated pasturage. Vineyards with overhead irrigation are impervious to wildfire and incentives should be…

  • Environment

    The Next Deadly Threat

    The next deadly threat faced by mankind isn’t a virus, carbon dioxide or a takeover by the global elites. The next threat is something that’s been here before, indeed, something that’s here every year, that tiny little particle on the tip of your nose at Christmas, a snowflake. Added up, one snowflake at a time, and what you get is a snowdrift, then a glacier, then a wall of ice a mile high towering over every aspect of civilization, moving inexorably across the landscape, scraping, crushing, destroying everything in its path. What you get is an ice age. Indeed, if you pay attention to what scientists were saying 60 years…