To The Editor: COVID19 and Climate Change

Dear Editor, I write this after two and a half months of working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and 25 years of hearing about taking action on climate change. We now know the stark difference when people listen to scientists and when they don’t. In B.C. we have lost lives but we listened …

Distracting a Pre-Occupied Mind. COVID-19 Edition

As any long time reader of this blog will know, I like spreadsheets. We’re in a pandemic, which if it wasn’t all so darned apocalyptic, is like super exciting for number nerds. So I’ve got a thread going on Twitter over the past week and it’s been fun. And again, by fun I mean, a …

Learning from the past

One hundred years ago, during the last pandemic —- the H1N1 influenza virus known then as Spanish Flu —- swept the world while the world was also at war and this poster circulated in newspapers in Canada. Maybe even in Port Alberni. Today’s pandemic is from a different virus, the SARS-related 2019 corona virus or …