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Do you remember the lyrics from the Porgy & Bess musical?, "In the good old summer time when the living is easy?" Well my friendly, times have certainly changed. Summers are no longer easy. I have to admit that I am looking forward to the Fall and Winter.

On Wednesday evening July 10th we took a drive down Hamilton Road . The temperature was 30 C degrees but when you factor in the humidity the humidex reading was 41 According to the government weather office there is no break in store for residents for the hot, hazy, humid weather for the next few weeks http://www.London.ca

In 2015 mankind had the warmest temperatures ever recorded on earth. This summer the experts tell us that we will set new records for heat. For the past decade our planet has been heating up with little hope for change.

Folks, our world has sure changed with forest fires, drought conditions in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario, Alberta. With the oppressive heat we in Ontario are experiencing massive thunder storms and tornados that will result in destruction of our homes resulting in million dollar insurance claims.

Our climate scientists, the like of Londonís own, David Suzuki, have been warning us for many years that we are not going through a natural, normal phenomena that will right itself in due time. The clock is clicking with a decade left to affect positive change before it is too late.

We in North Americans, have been polluting the atmosphere with green house gases. Canadians have been throwing out fumes from our cars, factories and homes into the environment hoping in vain that with time they will dissipate.

The oceans/lakes that we have fouled will probably not again become pristine if we keep on abusing them.

What can we do in Dorchester due to cut down on noxious green house omissions? We can adjust our thermostats to conserve energy. Donít use the drive through lanes to get your morning coffee. Shut your vehicle off and walk into the take out counter to place your order.

If you want to learn to the consequences of global warming you can view U.S. Vice President, Al Goreís documentary video "An Inconvenient Truth", or click on the web site: www.climatecrisis.net

Len Lesser is a resident of Dorchesterhttp://www.career-eduacation.ca

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