"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." Jane Austen spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'
In the late 1950's and early 1960's, 79% of us voted.
In the last federal election, only 68% of us voted.
Your future is in the count; get out and vote.
The chart below comes from Environmental Defence, a leading Canadian advocacy organization "that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities."
Their October 10, 2019 piece "The oil lobby is lying. Canadian oil isn’t clean oil." documents that "46 countries produced oil with a lower per barrel carbon footprint than Canada. Only three countries were worse: Algeria, Venezuela, and Cameroon. We’re 47th out of 50 countries."
Methane: The Arctic's hidden climate threat.
History, Charts & Curated Readings
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement; and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense