Our Fool-on-the-Hill, along with most of his Repugnican climate criminals seems to have a problem with the Green New Deal. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois, the House Environment and Climate Change subcommittee's ranking Repug, called it "radical." He denounced "top down government requirements to rapidly decarbonize" as little more than "wealth transfer schemes." We guess he missed the memo about Life on Earth having little more than a decade to decarbonize?
On to His Malignancy The Mad King. Our friends at Grist tell us His Malignancy's "National Emergency" wall isn’t just "an expensive [and dangerous] political maneuver; its construction poses a threat to Tohono O’odham Nation land and culture, as well as biodiversity, wildlife refuges along the border, and endangered species. Case in point: One study shows that the wall threatens 93 endangered species." Speaking of National Emergencies, His Malignancy is reportedly "organizing a new committee to examine whether climate change poses a threat to national security, to be led by notorious climate change denier, Princeton University professor emeritus William Happer...William Happer has long claimed increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will actually benefit humans[!] He has compared the fight against climate change to the Holocaust, saying, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” OK, meanwhile, The Mad King's EPA is getting ready to wipe out Obama era protections for wetlands and drinking water, in another giveaway to corporate polluters. One of the first things
Time for our Quote of the Week:
On to "It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" Your Climate Crisis denying neighbor might want to know about this one: "This should be at the top of every news bulletin and every government's agenda around the world." It's enough to make a body want to get back in the garden......if it weren't for all the ticks. Have you joined the Youth Legal Action for a Safe Climate yet? You can start HERE.
The Enviro Show Echo Chamber is back. Our friends organizing around that sketchy Pilgrim Nuke over in Plymouth are asking if you "Will you send a letter today to make sure Pilgrim is closed safely?"
Monday, March 11, 1pm. Fukushima Anniversary Vigil. Paula Sharaga was organizing a demonstration at the Japan Consulate in Boston. In her memory, Boston Downwinders have asked we all join together on that day for the vigil from noon to one o'clock. We then plan to go to the state house to meet with representatives and lobby if the Pilgrim bills have been assigned to committees by then. Go to: http://www.capedownwinders.info
Thursday March 14, 6:30pm. Pollinators! Silent Spring & Rachel Carson's Legacy. Jon Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street, Greenfield, MA. Learn about effects of pesticides on Pollinators. Contact Pat Hynes, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice board
Friday March 15, 8am to 3pm. MA Youth Climate Strike! Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108. As part of the global movement, youth from across Massachusetts will be striking on March 15 to fight for our futures & demand that our lawmakers put an end to climate change. #YouthStrikesUSA #ClimateStrike #YouthClimateStrike #GreenNewDeal Why should we go to school and learn to prepare ourselves for our future when our future is not being protected by our country's lawmakers? Why should we go to school to learn information and facts, when facts are clearly not valued by our country who fails to look at the facts and take action against climate change?
Saturday, March 16, 1 – 4pm. Celebrate the Struggle - 100 Years - 100 Signs! What better way to celebrate and honor Frances Crowe on her 100th Birthday than to show up with a sign about the issues- ones you care about and work for and ones Frances cares about. Our goal is to get you and 99 others- 100 people- holding 100 signs. We will march from 33 Hawley St. and up Main Street, then back to Hawley St. and inside for a proper celebration! Let us know you're coming at the new Facebook event, and please check there for updates at we get closer! https://www.facebook.com/events/378001776116409/
Monday March 18, 2019 - 6:30 to 8:30pm. Inter-Tribal, International Forum on Indigenous Resistance, Environmental Struggle and 21st Century Survival. Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass, Amherst, MA.
That's it for now. Remember to.....what? LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!