It’s been a big week for Vladimir Putin and Exxon. (Look, Kanye!) Who needs to secretly hack computers anymore when you can just pick a homegrown oil oligarch with billions of dollars at stake in Siberia as your Secretary of State? (Didja see Kanye?)
Where to begin with the Dakota Access Pipeline? The rubber bullets? The sound cannons? The attacking dogs? The tribal sovereignty, or lack thereof? (I haven’t even mentioned global warming yet.) There are so many awful events that have been happening around this pipeline project and the protests against it, it’s hard to keep up.
As we mark the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, there is a lot of talk of our parks being “America’s best idea.” If the parks and our public lands are our best idea, what are our worst ideas? Sadly, there are plenty of worst ideas to go around.
You may have missed it among the flood of presidential campaign news, but NASA recently announced the discovery of over twelve-hundred new planets. (1,284!) That, and other new discoveries, inventions and research projects seem to be arriving at a faster rate.
Now that Michigan governor, Rick Snyder, is getting credit for saying he’s really super-dooper sorry about poisoning thousands of children in Flint with lead, let’s not forget how he did it. In his zeal to be a fiscally conservative budget turnaround artist, Snyder and his crew played fast and loose with science, safety and even democracy.
Little Green Man is back! This time, he and his earth-bound twin are discussing the latest news on the global warming front. Hint: it ain’t good.