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The strength of our urban forest is a good indicator for the health and resilience of our community. Trees produce oxygen, reduce flooding, cool our homes, and make our city a beautiful place. But climate change is causing a lot of damage to our trees, right when we need them most. These pictures not only remind me of how integrated and dependent we are with the urban canopy, but it also reminds me of how vulnerable these trees are, especially with increasing occurrences of drought, freezing rain, and strong wind – all the more important for applying best management practices to create a stronger urban forest that benefits our true wealth of our community!
Increasing temperatures and prolonged heatwaves throughout the summer as a result of climate change will put our most vulnerable population; including infants and elderly people at greater risk of heat induced stress or trauma. Such a potential threat extends towards our animal friends as well, as a sudden spike in temperatures in spring and early summer can adversely impact vulnerable populations such as chicks, small mammals and aquatic species. Migration and spawning habitats for bird and fish species may also pass the temperature threshold required to facilitate these natural processes, leading to declines and possible extirpation (local extinction) of certain species in impacted regions.
The three days of summer camping at Fort William gave me a chance to get closer to the nature where I tried to eat less meat. This trip reminded me to live like a human being, rather than a citizen. When people live more like a human they can produce less emissions than before.
Participating in such event showed me how many people are supporting the cause despite of who you are nor where you are from. A lot of children participated, and it is very promising that how they are learning about the environment at such early ages. They will run a great future.
When I see a street construction project I’m often reminded of how expensive road infrastructure is to develop and even more expensive to update at the end of its lifecycle. Research (and basic accounting) help demonstrate that roads and infrastructure in suburbia is not only a substantial GHG emitter…
Migratory birds are facing challenges with the changing climate. Birds migrate from one place to another because of changing seasonal temperatures and food availability. Arriving at the wrong time may cause survival problems for the birds due to lack of food and habitat.