The wizards and digitial influencers of Clarklandia have apparently joined forces with the Ezra-phants in further riling up the folks of Northeastern BC who, as might be expected given the resurrection of the promises of Sparkle Ponies forever, are calling for folks to support the expansion of frack-based fossil fuel extraction in their region.
And I sympathize with them, I really do.
The folks of Northeastern BC, I mean (not the wizards and the full on shillophantic ones, Ezra-linked or otherwise).
But there is a thing downstream of all this desired extraction that we are going to have to come to grips with sooner or later.
Which is that it is only mid-April and Northeastern BC is burning.
And, as climate blogger Robert Scribbler notes, that is a real problem that cannot be waved away by media grandstanding:
...The new Canadian fire season, the one that climate change is bringing on, now starts in April. And it will likely continue on through September of this year. Nearly a half year of wildfires burning in what should have been one of the coldest climate zones in the world. A place now wracked by dangerous and difficult changes. A place where billions of sparks will fly this year over one of the world’s greatest piles of sequestered carbon....