Our Fool-on-the-Hill this time is yet another seditious Repugnican, Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) who is claiming "There was no insurrection" on January 6. During a House oversight committee hearing discussing what went wrong in police preparation for the Jan. 6 riot, and what the Trump administration did not do to quell the violence, Clyde lied, “Let me clear: There was no insurrection, And to call it an insurrection, in my opinion, is a bold-faced lie.” Not content with that bit of historical denialism he went on to say, ""You know, if you didn't know the TV footage was a video from January 6, you would actually think it's a normal tourist visit." 😖
Sad to say, looks like some Backslidin' with Biden? The Sierra Club pointed out: "President Biden made a counteroffer to Republican lawmakers, taking a step backward on his original infrastructure plan and on critical funding needed to undertake transformational change that would foster cleaner air and water, higher wages, greater equity, healthier communities, and a more stable climate." Say it ain't so, Joe! If you're on Facebook send him a message: https://www.facebook.com/POTUS
We have an Enviro Show Quote of the Week for you:
“The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free
animal life, I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.”
– Alice Walker
Time to remind anyone concerned about....say the gas shortage? anyone filling up plastic bags or tubs with highly flammable petro 'cuz of a perceived gasoline crisis that actually "It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" And, part of that crisis lies to our north where "Canada's continent-spanning forest used to remove massive amounts of CO2 from the air each year. It was a hugely valuable "carbon sink", slowing the pace of climate change and benefiting our logging industry. But that carbon sink has steadily collapsed to the point where the forest now emits CO2. That adds fuel to our accelerating climate crisis, and spells trouble for Canadian logging." Frankly, we don't give a damn about any trouble for Canadian logging given the industry is busily engaged in destroying life on the planet. Maybe they didn't get the memo?........Nah! There are better ways to make a living though, how about trying that?
In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find the Scientific American confirming what we already knew.....but with science! "Communities of color in the U.S. have long reported health problems from heavy exposure to polluted air. In recent decades a growing body of data have bolstered these reports by showing that Asian, Black and Hispanic people are exposed to relatively higher concentrations of potentially deadly air pollution on average, compared with white people." Surprise! Click on the link to get your dose of bar graphs and data.
Looks like it's time for the Bus Stop Billboard:
Sunday June 20, 11AM. “David and Goliath – Steven Donziger’s Three decades fight v.
Chevron/Big Oil”. Chevron is going to extradary lengths of punish Steven Donziger for defending the people of Equador against Chevron's crimes. Hear the full story. Click on the link to join CCB ZOOM programs:*Join the Zoom program here. Meeting ID: 895 5257 5898 Password: 24649 https://communitychurchofbost
Tuesday June 22, 7:00pm. MA Pollinator Network Launch Event. We are looking forward to discussing the broader vision for the MA Pollinator Network and the role of the new Pollinator Network Coordinator in meeting the needs of participants! We will also hear from WesternMassBees on the benefits of participating in a statewide network and what's next for their organization. Additional details about the event will be available in the coming weeks at masspollinatornetwork.org. Register HERE.
Thursday, June 24, 4pm. From June 28-July 9, members of Congress will be back in their home districts for recess. You’re invited to a virtual training on how you can make the biggest difference during this important time . It’s crucial that we make sure Democrats in Congress know: NO CLIMATE, NO DEAL. Go HERE.
Thursday, June 24, 7pm. Build Back Fossil Free full campaign call. Together, we’ll chart our course for escalating pressure on President Biden to end the era of fossil fuel projects. We also want to get your feedback on the direction of this campaign and make sure we’re doing everything we can to build power together and ultimately, to win. Everyone is busy, so we’re going to keep this to an hour and make the call as efficient as possible. Please register here for this important call.
Monday June 28, All day. Sunrise is planning a mobilization in DC for June 28! If you're already sure you're coming, fill out this registration form: smvmt.org/june28
Monday June 28, 7 to 8:30pm. Climate Action Now monthly gathering. Cathy Kristofferson of Pipe Line Awareness Network for the North East Gas utility companies, like Eversource and Berkshire Gas, see the writing on the wall with new climate goals in Massachusetts and elsewhere. In the “fight for their lives,” they plan on piping hydrogen, an expensive, explosive gas, most often generated by burning fossil fuels, into our homes and buildings for heating, cooking and hot water. We’ll explain what the gas utilities plan on doing and why it isn’t safe, affordable, equitable, clean, or green. Plus break-out groups, action updates, small group conversations, and more! Watch for meeting details soon.
Thursday July 13, 7 to 8:30pm. Biochar: What it is and What it is Not. Rachel Smolker is co-director of Biofuelwatch. Her work has spanned local grassroots organizing to participation in international processes, including the United Nations conventions on climate and biodiversity. She has researched, written, and organized on the impacts of biofuels, bioenergy and biochar on land use, forests, biodiversity, food, people, and the climate. She has a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan and worked previously as a field biologist. She lives in Vermont. Register HERE for this talk
Until next time please remember to........LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!