Kelowna's Mission Creek rises two feet, spills its banks

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Ya kinda figured that might happen mission creek was already rockin pretty good before the rain started, lake level is already high a full day of rain and a lot of snow to melt still in the greystokes area and now another full day of rain, its gonna get ugly.
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About 12,000 years ago the massive ice buildup left behind from the last ice age that started about 32,000 years ago, starting to melt. Like an ice cube in water, melting is first slow but as the ice cube is reduced in size the melting process accelerates, releasing more and more water into our oceans, causing more circulation, precipitation and warming of the water and atmosphere. For thousands of years human settlement had to be near water as this was the most essential lifeline to sustain life. In the last 100 years building close to the water was not needed anymore to sustain life, as pumps & pipelines could supply settlements far away from the source, but population growth continued to build in traditional areas near water, not for survival but for convenience, the beauty and recreational reasons. With more water in circulation caused by the warming trend that started 12,000 ago, settlements must either protect these areas or move on, something that was easy when humanity had little or no infrastructure. Today this is obviously a much greater challenge as flood plaines expand into the infrastructure.
If you think that we can reverse this trend, please hurry and sign over all your assets to the carbon tax department, pick up your tee pee, canoe and fire starter kit on the way back to living of the land. If this is not your choice, perhaps accept that this is a natural phenomena. Do 8 billion people contribute to the warming trend is hardly an argument, but thinking a carbon tax, EV's solar panels, windmills, trudeau, the WEF and the progressive agenda 2030 are going to save you is utterly nonsense.
Humanities continue and increase their demand for energy, which in 2019 was 173,000 Tera Watt Hour(TWH) and satisfied for 84% by fossil fuels, with the technologically today renewables can not replace fossil energy in the time frame suggested by the climate warriors, unless energy demand is massively dropped, perhaps by >50%, period. Currently only 1 resource is available to replace a huge portion of fossil produced energy and that is nuclear, however even this has a long lead time to transition away from the fossil resource. So those overcome by fear that we will scourge and drown due to global warming, please unplug your Hot Tub, be happy with a container size living space for four and hope body heat and blankets keep you warm during the winter. Plus your mobility will be strickle manual. We have choices but trusting the current climate change changers can only lead to chaos, but then that is perhaps what the WEF agenda 2030 crusaders want a reset (revolution),
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Also, the heat in your home will be upped from 73.00/month to 94.00/month to save the planet. Just let your pipes freeze in February to keep the plumbers employed at $100/hour, k?
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2nd highest the river has ever been. Only 2013 was higher. At least since 1968.
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I read the story here today
" this was unexpected" re Creek flooding
Doesn't it flood nearly every Spring?

Creek here is roaring so loud I can hear it with the windows closed. They did a ton of work on it so I assume it can't spill it's banks.

Yet by end of Summer so dry you can walk across it
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