Wish I had something exciting to report…but I cannot think of anything at all. I am hoping all of you are enjoying our approach to the end of winter; I know I am!
When it comes to global warming, the canary in the coal mine isn’t a canary at all. It’s a purple finch. As the temperature across the U.S. has gotten warmer, the purple finch has been spending its winters more than 400 miles farther north than it used to. And it’s not alone.
This is an open letter to all of you non-profits out there who still think sending me a “gift” of personalized address labels will guilt me into sending you a donation in return. For the love of Mother Nature, please stop. Amen to that. These things are a ridiculous waste of damn near everything!
Well, I’ve suddenly gotten very busy. I have to shift my priorities around a bit and reorganize my days to give myself more time to write. So, I thought I’d take a look at what green habits I might need to change or give up in the interest of saving time. The thing is, there aren’t many.
With a recent flurry of winter storms doing little to dampen California’s latest drought, the nation’s biggest public utility voted on Tuesday to impose water rationing in Los Angeles for the first time in nearly two decades. They should be doing this all the time, not just when water is scarce. It’s a desert.
Earlier in the week we reported that the favored list of climate doubters Senator Inofe’s political assistant Marc Morano relies on to stoke the global warming is a hoax echo chamber had been discovered by the researchers at ThinkProgress. In turn, our research team has taken Mornano’s list and added in all of the information we have here on DeSmogBlog about each of the indivuduals and made it into a handy referal page here: Researching Marc Morano’s Climate Denier Gang.
Plastic, especially in the form of nonbiodegradable bags, has become a target of the environmentally conscious. From San Francisco to South Africa, cities have outlawed, taxed or otherwise restricted plastic bags, even here in the developing world where immediate needs, like jobs, often outweigh nobler aims. Just last month New Delhi passed a preliminary ban imposing a five-year jail term or a 100,000-rupee fine, about $2,055, on anyone caught carrying or handing out plastic bags.
Have a nice weekend everyone.