Thursday, 5 January 2012
Melting ice roads aren't new. This CBC photo shows a truck stuck last year.
Record warm weather is making it impossible to use the winter road to bring in supplies from the south. Emergency evacuations of people who may need medical help, are apparently being considered.
PLT: This has to be the final irony. Failure of the winter ice roads, an emergency more than likely caused by global warming, in turn caused by the burning of fossil fuels by we humans, is now leaving communities like Berens River without - fossil fuels! And people are supposed to be the smartest species!
Globe & Mail Jan 4-'12The “miracle fibre” that helped drive Quebec's economy for more than a century now represents an industry near death, despite government efforts to keep it afloat. Details here.
Please also read: "Harper Disgraces Us All Once Again."
GARDINER HARRIS - New York Times - January 4'12Details here.
PLT: What about Canada?