Anatomy of a Heat Wave

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bongo
Anatomy of a Heat Wave

"This year, Toronto Public Health, without any notice or consultation that I am aware of, will cease declaring heat alerts and its shelter division will no longer operate cooling centres despite their own dire prediction: "It is projected that by 2040-2050, the City can expect to experience approximately 66 days with maximum temperatures above 30°C as compared with 18 such days in the summer of 2018.""

Wow.

For those of us who like living above ground... look out.

Air conditioning can be as expensive as paying for winter heating in this country. Are we prepared to pay 200, 300$ per month year round?

Where was Toronto's contribution to the 'Extinction Rebellion' protest? Have we fallen asleep?

Sean in Ottawa

bongo wrote:

"This year, Toronto Public Health, without any notice or consultation that I am aware of, will cease declaring heat alerts and its shelter division will no longer operate cooling centres despite their own dire prediction: "It is projected that by 2040-2050, the City can expect to experience approximately 66 days with maximum temperatures above 30°C as compared with 18 such days in the summer of 2018.""

Wow.

For those of us who like living above ground... look out.

Air conditioning can be as expensive as paying for winter heating in this country. Are we prepared to pay 200, 300$ per month year round?

Where was Toronto's contribution to the 'Extinction Rebellion' protest? Have we fallen asleep?

Why blame them? Ford just gutterd their ability to deliver on their mandate. They were not doing anything unnecessary.

I think this would be better in the news section, the environment section or the Ontario section -- I do not think it will get enough attention here.

bongo

I read it on Rabble, and talked about it here. Just like the forum title said. I wish it would get a little more attention yes. Most of the content was a direct quote from the article on Rabble of the same title.

Thanks for commenting.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

bongo wrote:

I read it on Rabble, and talked about it here. Just like the forum title said. I wish it would get a little more attention yes. Most of the content was a direct quote from the article on Rabble of the same title.

 Thanks for reposting part of this rabble article in the forum called: Rabble News Features Read it on rabble, then talk about it here.

I had missed the article on rabble and it might be worth a read but I can't find it, could you please post a link. Big cities like TO need to make sure there are enough outdoor places like micro-parks with shade areas and things like mist tents.

bongo
kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Thanks Bongo.

It is disheartening to see that yet again we know the answers but are going in the wrong direction.

Lessons were learned. First, that accelerated death rates were linked to poverty, unaffordable housing, diminished social programs, and access to air conditioning. Second, that the most critical public health measures that can save life in a heat emergency are early warning systems, the immediate opening of neighbourhood-based cooling centres, outreach to seniors and vulnerable populations including vans to pick people up to take them to cooling centres, fan and air conditioner installation programs, and reverse 911 calls, or automated calls to people who are vulnerable.

bongo

When the decisions are made in favour of the few wealthy over the many, its easy to conclude that the decisionmakers don't serve the offices to which they were elected & and appointed to; by and paid for by the many. Don't they have to swear an oath? What is the oath? A promise to perform financial& moral analingus to the wealthy & disregard average citizens? If not, can't they be prosecuted for breaking their oath of office?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

That is like expecting the federal government to actually make laws for the peace, order and good government of Canada.

bongo

Yes, its the original purpose, at least as advertised... I just think, if breaking their oath is persecutable... since its an oath of office, it would be nice to see them hang for breaking it. Theres got to be a more civilized way than the guillotine, surely?

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Don't they have to swear an oath? What is the oath?

Basically an oath of allegiance to the Queen.

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Don't they have to swear an oath? What is the oath?

Basically an oath of allegiance to the Queen.

That says it all right there doesn’t it? So much for democracy when your oath is only to one wealthy privileged person whom is the head of the largest imperialist power or actually past imperialist power humans have ever known. 

More evidence that western democracy is only an imperialist invention. 

Anyways, sorry about the thread drift. 

Sean in Ottawa may very well be right in stating that the Ford government with all their stupid ass cutbacks are probably responsible for these reductions of services.