Remembering Canadian Nursing Sisters in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The website of The Friends of the Canadian War Museum (where I volunteer) includes the following references to Canadian nurses in the military – Canada’s Nursing Sisters.

FCWM Fact Sheet Canada’s Nursing Sisters 1914-1918

FCWM Research Paper Canadian Nursing Sisters in the Korean War (I wrote this one.)

FCWM Personal Treasure Artifact W2-15: Nursing Sister Served as Model for Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

FCWM Website banner photo (rotating with other images) No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Doullens


Empty Gestures on Climate Change (by Bjørn Lomborg)

Individual actions to tackle climate change, even when added together, achieve so little because cheap and reliable energy underpins human prosperity. Fossil fuels currently meet 81% of our global energy needs. And even if every promised climate policy in the 2015 Paris climate agreement is achieved by 2040, they will still deliver 74% of the total.

When climate campaigners urge people to change their everyday behavior, they trivialize the challenge of global warming. The one individual action that citizens could take that would make a real difference would be to demand a vast increase in spending on green-energy research and development.

Source: Empty Gestures on Climate Change by Bjørn Lomborg – Project Syndicate