https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/plastic-eating-enzyme-pollution-1.4622923 Meanwhile the Toronto Star (Insight section, 2019-06-23) has disturbing articles about tourist plastics behaviour on the island of Capri and how it is now banned how vegetables are shrink-wrapped in Japan and then there are our multitudinous havoc-wreaking behaviours think CHANGE & INVENT!
A number of the young teenagers I’ve talked to lately have raised their deep concerns about climate change. I feel they must be thinking and talking about it a lot. About the same amount as those of us older than they are NOT talking about it. And one bright 14 year old girl said to me, “I think you’re all leaving it up to us.” And then she smiled, “And we can do it!” So I think it’s time for MORE TALK..
RECOMMENDATION: a Natural History Museum – the website of which is an incredible time traveller: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/first-britons.html Excerpt: First Britons By Lisa Hendry First published 15 December 2017 Britain, with its rich history of monarchies, industry and culture, holds a lesser-known story in its past. It’s the story of how people came to be here at all and their struggle for survival in a dramatically changing environment. It begins nearly one million years ago. Britain’s unique location – between the Atlantic and continental Europe – means that it has experienced the fullest extremes of climate. Over the past million years, its climate has fluctuated from balmy Mediterranean-like conditions to long stages…
I was so excited to see this vibrant rhubarb under some dead leaves in my daughter’s garden yesterday. Did you know rhubarb was first mentioned in Pen Khing’s Herbal in 2700 BC and was used in China, Mongolia and Siberia? Later, it was mentioned as having been found in the Ukraine. Before Christ was born, Asia was exporting rhubarb for medicinal purposes – for constipation and inflammation. The leaves, though, are poisonous… as, by the way, are the leaves of the potato and tomato plants. My great grandmother used to send us parcels of her wonderful rhubarb-gumdrop jam in the winter – from Ontario to Saskatchewan!