It is eleven days until election day. I will start every post for next eleven days with the same message.
This week has seen a terrorist send pipe bombs to the same people that Donald Trump demonizes via tweets and whatever air time the media will allow him these days. Coincidence? I am fairly confident in saying that the odds the terrorist owns a MAGA hat are good.
I understand that it is hyperbole, to some extent, in claiming that this is the most important election in history. However, I do believe that this may be the most important election in my lifetime. At least until 2020.
On to the links…
The Most Important Science Policy Issue in Every State—I can almost guarantee you that whatever state you live in that the Republican candidate for national office is on the wrong side of this issue.
The Midterms Have the Power to Usher in an Era of Climate Action—Vote in eleven days to make this a reality.
Why Conservatives Keep Gaslighting the Nation about Climate Change—It is not really a secret. People care about climate change and want action. Republicans are bought and paid for by the fossil fuel lobby, so Republicans listen to their paymasters.
By 2035, the ‘Great Fuel Switch’ will Mark the End of the Age of Oil and Gas—The question is not if such a switch will happen, but how do we accelerate the timeline?
Zinke is Latest Trump Cabinet Member to have Abused Travel Privileges—Scandals that would have had Sean Hannity palpitating and salivating at during the Obama years are just another day in D.C. when the cheese puff is in charge. Imagine what the investigations will be like when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives.
In Response to Trump Administration Efforts, Oregon Moves to Ban Offshore Drilling—What this fight not be about state’s rights, but the power of the federal government to determine oil and gas policy. Remember, Republicans love state’s rights as long as it is about suppressing the votes of minorities, banning abortion, and generally being shitty to regular people.
14-Year-Long Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Verges on Becoming One of the Worst in U.S. History—If someone back up a tractor trailer and dumped 500 barrels of sludge a day into a river that person would go to jail. However, because this was done by a corporation there is no recourse for the lasting environmental damage. The next time someone tells you about the great safety and environmental record of America’s gas and oil industry send them this link.
This Is The Deadly Ocean Plastic Pollution You Never Hear About—Ban plastic straws all you want, it is not a bad idea but it is kind of small potatoes, because abandoned fishing nets are a much bigger problem.
US Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Hits Record Levels—It is hard to comprehend how big many corporations are, but they exert the same influence as most nation states are able to bring to bear. If these corporations move to renewable energy, it is by default that the countries that they are based in will move to renewable energy.
The True People of the Amazon Help Save the World—Save the forests, save the world.
As Climate Change Worsens, Trees may be the Key to Saving our Future—The geography is different, but the story is the same. Save the forests, save the world.
The Battle to Curb our Appetite for Concrete—Concrete is an emissions disaster.
Could We Grow All the Food We Need in Our Yards?—It may sound like the premise for a dystopian young adult novel, but the question remains. Just how much food could we grow in the space occupied by our lawns?
Dig for Victory: 16 Posters from When our Food was Fighting—It is no secret that I love war time homefront posters. These show you that maybe “victory is in the kitchen” via the garden.