Here in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island, BC, we are very lucky. We have the Salish Sea, beautiful forests, an abundance of lakes, and above all that, an extensive alpine environment with a wealth of glaciers, which, sadly, are receding fast — depriving us of a valuable water resource. The largest of these glaciers, the Comox Glacier, is an icon in the valley, and dominates the landscape here, but it is quickly disappearing due to climate change.
Those of you following the twitter account of Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old climate
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In the 1980’s, there was a battle over fish farms, and there was — and still is — a massive backlash to open ocean fish farms from indigenous peoples , local residents, fisherman who still had jobs, many scientists, and, a name every BC citizen needs to know — Alexandra Morton — conducting her own studies in the field. Topping it all off was the Scandinavians themselves telling us that they had ruined their own wild runs of Atlantic salmon after the farms went in. The case against has always been the right one.
The only complete top-of-mountain-to-open-ocean ecosystem In North American I know of, which was created in response to input from indigenous people, scientists, and the
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