Hard to top Wayne’s cute animal post from yesterday, but I’ll follow with a gorgeous places one to see where it goes. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada
Seljalandsfoss Falls, Iceland
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas
Notice the water theme?
From the NY Times –Donald Trump on the Environment:
He does not just deny that climate change is occurring; he calls it a hoax, and says those who warn of global warming only want to raise taxes. He is less outspoken on other environmental issues, though he sued unsuccessfully in 2013 to block plans for wind turbines in Scotland that would power 65,000 homes, arguing, in part, that they would mar the view from a golf course he was proposing to build.
Per Mother Jones – Mike Pence on the Environment:
“Global warming is a myth.”
Two peas in a pod.
So Happy Together… la la la… la…
In place of the usual environmental or food politics post, let’s have a conversation about the future (because the present seems so awful at the moment). I think the presumptive nominee Hillary will be our next president. Aside from filling Supreme Court vacancies (and I hope she picks a couple of brainy 13 year olds), we all know that unless she has a house and a senate, we are in store for more gridlock. Is Trump so awful that Republicans will be no-shows, and as a result, will Dems carry the day across all open seats?
Will there be a measure of gun sanity in our future?
Single payer healthcare?
Reasonable college and trade school tuition?
What say ye?
Murray Energy Lays Off More Than 1,800 Workers
A coal company wants to blame Obama for a 21% cut in workforce, when in reality it is fracked natural gas that power companies are shifting to.
My grandfather who I never met died when my mother was a child of black lung disease. It is an occupation that I would not wish on anyone. Pollutes the hell out of water when mined and air when burned, and surface mining can obliterate landscapes. Sierra Club has been fighting coal for years. Beyond coal.
Small streams, back country. East side of the Cascades.
Crescent Creek, first…
Then Fall River.
Hope everybody celebrated Summer solstice yesterday. The days are getting shorter now. And if you lost track, only 5 billion years until the last switch is flipped. In the meantime, people with a short attention span want to improve solar fuel devices. But the good news is that no one has told California condors that it will be freezing cold and dark in 5 billion years. Their numbers are expanding.
Norway adopts world’s first zero deforestation policy
Stops wholesale cutting of trees.
Apologize if already posted. By the way, today is flag day for the 37th best country in the world.