And the fields are dry.
“As a farmer in southwest Saskatchewan, this isn’t a great year. It’s been dry and hot. Crop yields as well as prices are down. Many of my neighbours have had their crops destroyed by vicious hailstorms.”
Hursh has made it clear. Yes, it’s clear that he’s “a climate change denier, a stooge of big oil and big agriculture”.
“…the weather has not become unsuitable for agriculture.” Until it isn’t, and we’ve hit tipping points that have blasted methane out of the permafrost, and our ice caps can’t reflect enough heat, and our oceans have acidified past livable conditions, and our coastal cities are destroyed by flooding. It’s frustrating that the Leader-Post lets such a poorly considered editorial meet its pages. It doesn’t meet the most basic levels of logical thought.
I used to have respect for Hursh’s long agricultural journalism career, but now he’s spouting nonsense that will finish the industry if too many listen to his trap of apathy and ignorance.
“I could blame it on global warming or climate change, but it’s really no different than many of the years faced by my father or his father before that.”
Except it is different, and he’s no listening to scientists telling him it is.
“If some of the climate change models are correct, and that’s a big if (sic), there will be winners and losers when it comes to agriculture. Many of these models show Canada as a big benefactor.”
What the hell is that? He thinks there are models that don’t show Canada being hurt from Halifax, Victoria, and Vancouver being destroyed by flooding, and crops not made less viable with extreme droughts and rain spells? Remember 20 years ago, when the Deniers were ranting about growing crops further north (where there’s no topsoil to speak of) if Canada warmed up? Some of the more out-of-touch ones still bring up that lark. The Regina daily paper does its readers no favours by printing such equivalent wishful thinking (if you can call parroting Denislist memes “thinking”).
That movie about the incapable political leadership from the future is actually already here, it won’t take 500 more years.
Ontario has their Harper-style Fake News now too https://twitter.com/OntarioNew…/status/1026965194243751936
Some of it is due to this bad man.
A host of the Ford videos, Lyndsey Vanstone, presents as a news reporter or anchor, and the Tweet says:
Buck-a-Beer is returning to Ontario! Remember the days of $1.00 beer in Ontario? Premier Ford does, and that’s why brewers across the province are being encouraged to take the ‘Buck-a-Beer Challenge.’
These are the depressingly stupid headlines from Canadian leadership, as reported by the very real news, National Observer:
Here are some other ideas for stupid political announcements:
- ‘Feds to offer a Jock At Every Party’
- ‘Trump to bring lead back to paint and gasoline so they work better’
Make Paint Taste Great Again
- ‘The Trudeau Liberals have conceded the 2019 election to the Scheer Conservatives, stating that Scheer does a much better job of gutting environmental policies, and keeping Bay St. happy, and they want to put Bay St.’s wellbeing over their partisan politics.’
- Ontario schools to replace music class with reruns of 1990s Much Music videos
Saskatchewan used to bustle, but soon it will be busless. It would literally rather provide mobility to tarsands than people.
“The announcement came 14 months after the Saskatchewan government shut down the money-losing Saskatchewan Transportation Co.”
That’s a bad perspective Star Phoenix. There is no expectation to make profit on public services. You wouldn’t say, “Shut down the money-losing Plains Hospital”, for example.
“Since Greyhound made their announcement, we simply can’t leave people stranded by the road,” Notley said in Medicine Hat on Wednesday.
“Rural Albertans, and rural Alberta communities, make an enormous contribution to our province and we owe it to them to protect the transportation options that they have.”
Randy Rainbow updated this song, and it’s genius. Really.
It’s a crime against humanity that #BabyJails are not shut down in the USA. The extreme human rights abuses taking place each day are horrifying. Many medical staff are going to need to lose their license and go to jail to come close to delivering justice to the victims.
I once sat across a chair circle from this guy because he’s the MP for the area I grew up in. It doesn’t surprise me he’d defend and believe Trump over taking an opportunity to condemn the caging of children.
The Provincial Government had peaceful protesters arrested on Monday for having a tipi in Wascana Park. The government’s position was that the grass would be harmed, and the tipi would be a distraction from the Canada Day festivities, and probably for the National Aboriginal Day festivities in three days too.
As you can see, it’s quite distracting when a tipi is at a Canada Day party.
Perhaps they didn’t want its smoke causing a distraction since the diesel or gas powered lights used in that same park space are already pretty toxic and loud:
Or perhaps they didn’t want it to upstage the tipi set up even closer to the Legislature last Canada Day?