Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mark Benson August 8, 2019

More than a remote “somewhere” “sometime” occurrence, climate change is happening now, and it’s happening here. While the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports, the global mean temperature for June is the hottest recorded in almost a century and a half, and July is likely to follow the hotting trend, here in southern BC we’re experiencing a drying trend that threatens to wither our “rainforests”. Water, as Coleridge observed, may be all around us, but we must be wary of every drop left to drink. Our governments are aware of these trends, and have made declarations of concern about the “global climate crisis”, but they seem lacking where the proclamation rubber meets the policy road.

Mark Benson holds a masters degree in bio-industry from the Tokyo University of Agriculture, and owns and operates an ecological construction company on Pender Island. He’s also a Pender resident whose dismay at the CRD’s decision to drain Gardom Pond, the fourth largest fresh water lake on the island, spurred him to organize the ‘Save Razor Point’s Water Action Group‘.

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