Fanning The Flames Of Extreme Weather
Rain puddles vanished and a blast of scorching heat settled over B.C. recently, including in my region which reached 105 °F at one point. Records were broken. (About 145 miles northeast in Lytton it was over 120 degrees; the entire village caught fire.) The air outside felt like a thick wall of hot steel. All fans were on duty indoors. The weather foretold of the wasteland that will arrive sooner rather than later if carbon emissions are not majorly reduced. Dozens of mostly elderly didn't survive the wake up call. At this writing, the heat is far less intense, thankfully. A sweet sense of normalcy has returned and the slight morning chill sits on my shoulders like a delicate shawl.
Canada Day. It was a perfect way to celebrate July 1st.
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