Fourth straight day with a smog alert, and this for the second time this summer. Smog across Canada, for that matter. Record heat this past winter (I even slept outside in January, on top of my sleeping bag, in the mountains, it was that warm. Oh, and I was kinda drunk), and 39 days without precipitation last summer. Brown smog in Asia that might end up killing hundreds of thousands of people, never mind the animals. Torrential rains and flooding in central Europe. And, the biggest kick in the teeth; we refuse to sign the Kyoto Protocol. Sweet. Fucking sweet. Oooh, can’t upset everyone’s favourite drunken premier Ralph Klein, or good ‘ole dimwit Dubya. God, our politicians are such fucking milquetoasts. I’ve never been one to indulge in the Cassandra complex–humans are simply the most evolved parasite to come along–but this has got to stop or at least slow down.