The ECOreport looks at the drought and wildfires, now stretching from California to Alaska, and asks: the fires – Is this Climate Change?
By Roy L Hales
Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria, a brownish haze clings to the Olympic Peninsula’s shore. There are reports of ash raining from the sky in Vancouver, Salt Spring Island and Nanaimo. The sun was a reddish-brown color in Qualicum Beach. There are severe wildfires along the West Coast, from Alaska to California. There may be more than drought behind the fires: Is this Climate Change?
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From UBC News
“From a medical standpoint, those are small changes in birth weight, but across a large population, those are substantial differences that would have a significant impact on the health of infants in a community. We know green space is good. How do we maximize that benefit to improve health outcomes? The answer could have significant implications for land use planning and development.” – Dr. Perry Hystad, assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
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