I’m back from Courtenay, BC, after a good visit with Marian. Happy to be able to support her as she faces multiple challenges.
And now, as frequently, the climate is stage center again.
- I talked to my brother, Sandy, in Lara, south of Melbourne, Australia yesterday. Victoria (the provincial state) is burning up. Extended drought, high winds, and unbearable heat (117°F) have turned some communities into gigantic bonfires. Meanwhile, the north of the country is in monsoon time – one area in Queensland reported almost a metre of rain in a 24-hour period.
- An avalanche just south of Juneau yesterday closed the (only) road to the adjacent settlement of Thane, marooning some 30 households. 18′ of snow blocked 300′ of roadway. (more…)