Sunday, March 1, 2015

Where are Alberta's priorities?

My grade 8 patients learn about ecosystems and their importance not only to the environment and wildlife but our health too.  In the real world in Alberta, it seems these grade 8 lessons are long forgotten.  As such, this brings to the surface the increasingly popular question of, "can we be healthy in a sick world?"

This example is highlighted right at the end of our street (click to enlarge photo below - taken March 1, 2015) where our town puts more priority on having 3 new houses built rather than preserving this aquatic habitat despite a research study that demonstrated its importance.  You can see the barrier wall of earth that was started last year dissecting the wetland shortly to be filled with earth.


On a similar note, how are we planning to feed a growing world with so much of Alberta's farmland for sale? I took these photos below last year as I was alarmed at the volume of agricultural land for sale.


Alberta is changing and I cannot see how we are heading in the right direction.  This will be a public health issue sometime in the near future if not addressed quickly.

8 comments:

nathaniel johnson said...

I wish the medical profession would accept the Essene Gospel of Peace and let those who work the fields produce the medicines that a dying world needs. If I had the means I would buy the farmland to feed the people in Canada.

Sunny said...

"You don't know what you got till it's gone" This is the first thing that came into my mind after watching the pictures. But there are still so much things that we can do to turn things around. And I think awareness is key.

Shay Serrano said...

I don't think that anyone can truly be healthy in a sick world. We take food and energy from our ecosystem and if the ecosystem isn't healthy, neither are we. Like you said, that Alberta neighborhood put more effort into building houses than taking care of the aquatic habitat. Although building houses and barns are important, when we steadily get rid of all our outdoor wildlife it won't be long before there's none left.

Soma Naturalis said...

Wake up before it's too late!!

Janix said...

The better question to ask is to whom does this benefit...

Mary Caselli said...

Yes you are right

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Medical Hospital said...

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