As 2016 comes to a close, I wish to express my gratitude to BoomerWarrior readers and followers. All of you have shown support in a number of ways: comments & responses to articles, on social media — Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin — or by signing up for the Newsletter. Following are the top five posts of 2016 which I hope you will share with your own social media contacts.

Over 100 articles were posted on BoomerWarrior during 2016. And we did 30 Newsletters. The website received 48,500 views. There were just under 400,000 impressions on Twitter. My personal Facebook Timeline topped 3,000 friends in 2016 and the BoomerWarrior public Facebook Page will reach 5,000 “likes” in the coming weeks.

The Facebook group which began under the BoomerWarrior banner has tripled in membership (1,730 members) under the name Warriors for SEE. So thank you all for your ongoing support.

Top Five Posts

1. Climate Irony is Inescapable in Fort McMurray 

The Human Family is in a Difficult Situation, boomer warrior

Photo credits: Edmonton Journal video report, Twitter @RachelNotley, Steve Dale

The climate irony of an intense fire fueled by global warming attacking the capital of Tar Sands production is just too much to ignore. One could say that Mother Nature is striking back.  Read more…

2. Climate Change Anxiety

Climate Change Anxiety, boomer warrior

Photo credit: Getty images

Medical experts are warning that we are “not even close to being prepared for the damage being done to our mental healthRead more...

3. Unsettling and Ominous – Climate Alarm Bells of 2016

Unsettling and Ominous -- The Climate Alarm Bells of 2016, boomer warrior

The gap between what needs to be done and what we are doing is getting wider. Without heroic — but improbable — efforts, the 2 °C world is but magical thinkingRead more...

 4. The War On Warming – World War III

The Disturbing Climate Alarm Bells of 2016, boomer warrior

Source: Getty Images, Independent.

The question is not, are we in a world war? The question is, will we fight back? And if we do, can we actually defeat an enemy as powerful and inexorable as the laws of physics? Read more...

5. Standing Shoulder to Shoulder – the Overpopulation Crisis

Lord Man - The Call of More, boomer warrior

Angry Crowd in Haiti | Carolyn Cole/LATimes

Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally? Read more...

The challenges of climate change will continue to dominate BoomerWarrior coverage in 2017. I will continue my climate advocacy and communication by lobbying elected officials and Senators to help shape public policy on carbon pricing and Canada’s climate action plan. We must all work together to reach our Paris goals and the transition to a clean energy platform by 2050.

I wish all of you a Happy New Year with joy, peace, prosperity and carbon pricing wherever you are.

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climate ironyRolly Montpellier is the Founder and Managing Editor of BoomerWarrior.Org. And he’s a climate advocate, a climate communicator and a blogger. He’s a member of 350.Org (Ottawa), Climate Reality Canada and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Canada). Rolly has been published widely in both print and online publications. You can follow him on Facebook , Twitter,  Linkedin and Pinterest.

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