As Canadians we like to complain about the weather. It is either too cold, or too wet, or too windy. Farmers blame the weather whenever their crops don’t come in as well as expected. And slowly we are beginning to realize that what we humans do does effect our weather. Deforestation, industrialization, pollution poisoning, mass urbanization, over consumption, all affect the weather. Deforestation leads to mud slides as trees no longer absorb flowing water. Industrialization and pollution cause changes to our environment as demonstrated by the fact that our inner cities are always a few degree warmer than the outlying suburbs. Overpopulation stresses our world as cities take up valuable farmland, forests, water reserves, and animal habitats. Our consumer based society tells us to buy, buy, buy, yet our landfills are filled to overflowing and huge plastic islands kill more and more sea life each year.