|The endangered white Kermode Bear, Wikipedia photo|
Great Bear Rainforest,
British Columbia, Canada
Haida houses and totems, Skidegate, British Columbia
(pronounced approximately 'skid-uh-git' —emphasis on 'skid')
1878 photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Above: Haida Gwaii, formerly 'Queen Charlotte Islands'
Here I am: that annoying (some might even say fear-mongering) Canadian: an anti-pollution British Columbian now living in southeastern Alberta.
So...we think death by garbage can't happen to just about every country in the world? And we think it can't kill the planet while it's at it? We are very wrong.
First, something to think about: our very own Fiona, who hosts Our World Tuesday, lives in Sweden, a country fighting every day against death by garbage...
Yes, Sweden is winning the garbage war!
We now know the fight is not yet lost, people, but for many of us the end might just be in sight.
For another point of view, I'll soon let you know what my friend Robin, and his co-author Assa Doron, have to say about garbage in their latest book: Waste of a Nation.
Meanwhile, here is Canada's new future in a few randomly-chosen but semi-organized links for your information and consideration.
British Columbia government and the contamination issue:
(Not new news. October 2015.)
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