Surely none of our listeners have forgotten during COVID Daze that "It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" We have some actual good news on this front. Some of Washington State's Gov.Inslee's climate wonks are throwing in on "forming a nonprofit called Evergreen to shape Democratic climate politics in the coronavirus era. Evergreen kicked things off by unveiling a green stimulus plan dubbed the Evergreen Action Plan that revamps Inslee’s proposals for the unique, pandemic-ravaged moment we’re in." Read about it HERE. So, we all know those fossil fools emissions are contributing to the Climate Crisis, right? Glen mentioned this on the show recently and now Grist reports: "Dirty air in the United States is linked to higher death rates from COVID-19, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard’s school of public health. Scientists found that people who lived in counties in with elevated levels of fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 in the air were more likely to die from the virus."
Here's our Enviro Show Quote of the Week:
"Every other civilized nation in the world has been compelled to care for its forests, and so must we if waste and destruction are not to go on to the bitter end, leaving America as barren as Palestine or Spain."
- John Muir
How about we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:
Saturdays 11am. Weekly Democracy Standout on the Greenfield Common w/ social distancing. Time to reassert democracy into the public dialogue. Time to assert the right to vote, to have (and SUPPORT) a free press locally and beyond--ensuring the public’s right to know, and the facts that support democracy itself.
Saturday May 2, 2pm. Heading for Extinction and What To do About It. The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency. In this online talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterward. This talk is free and will run from 2 to 3pm.
Signup here! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOGoqz0vHN0CqyNTEAAMtzZuMt6hgQxO
Monday May 4, 6 to 9pm. The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will hold its third meeting of this year. In accordance with changes to Vermont Open Meeting Law in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted as a Skype webcast and teleconference. Members of the public may join this meeting using the following weblink: https://meet.lync.com/
Wednesday May 6, 4PM ET. Indian Point Zoom Closure Forum. Here's the link to sign up.
Friday May 15 Endangered Species Day!
Stay safe and remember to listen to your Mother, OK?