Greetings Earthlings. You may recall past shows where we dove deep into matters of the Connecticut River, often with enviro journalist, Karl Meyer? This time we'll be hosting John Lipscomb of Riverkeeper Patrol and George Jackman, Senior Habitat Restoration Manager at Riverkeeper. As usual, we'll also bring you along to witness this week's Fool-on-the-Hill do his or her worst down in DC and try some Abiden' with Biden, asa well as a reminder "It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" but first it's time for..........Revenge of the Critters! Not sure how this one has escaped us but Tawney Crazy Ants down south are attacking smart phones and other electronics!
This week's Fool-on-the-Hill is Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) who actually goes way, way beyond foolish all the way to seditious and aiding and abetting domestic terrorism but we don't want this gun-totin' cowgirl to go by unnoticed on the show on a mere technicality. Some of Boebert's own colleagues back on the Front Range don't take kindly to her, having sent an open letter to Boebert....demanding [she] resign. "The events of January 6th 2021, which you incited and directly encouraged, were a blatant assault on our country," the letter reads. "Your role in [the] violent failed coup makes you unworthy, and undeserving of the honor of representing Colorado in Congress." Of course, foolishly Boebert doubled down protesting not being allowed to enter the House chamber packing, that in the wake of targeting Speaker Pelosi during the siege and encouraging the domestic terrorists outside. Does anyone know why she's still even there??
We are Abiden' with Biden now and pretty much OK with his administration's efforts at confronting the pandemic, unlike the total lack of effort on the part of the Repugs. In fact, some of those guys act like ambassadors for the virus. The COVID Relief bill itself, which the Prez supported and promoted, was historic according to economist Paul Krugman. And......SURPRISE! Not a single Repug voted for it because, remember, they are working for the virus and against the planet and most of those who live on it. On the other hand, President Biden wants to "move fast" on the Climate Crisis. Remember, President Biden issued an executive order, calling for conservation of 30 percent of US lands and waters by 2030? He just had his EPA restore the climate change page the Mad King had deleted. More to come.....we trust.
In the midst of COVIDaze, crazed Repugs trying to destroy the Constitution, government and the planet, and keeping up with the latest in Washington we would do well to remember......."It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" In case you know someone[s] who doesn't think so maybe you should show them this: "The Amazon rainforest is most likely now a net contributor to
warming of the planet, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis from more than 30 scientists." Meanwhile, up North we find headlines like this: "Boreal forest being driven to tipping point by climate change, study finds." Soooo, here we are stuck in the middle with you. What to do! Redouble our efforts at saving more land would help. We bet you can think of other things!
Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week is spot on for this show:
"I always saw pollution as theft, and I always thought, 'Why should
somebody be able to pollute the air, which belongs to all of us, or
destroy a river or a waterway, which is supposed to belong to the whole
community?' - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
On to the Bus Stop Billboard: