There’s no cheaper lodging than a National Park campsite, and you won’t find better views from any hotel window, at any price. So instead of spending $200 a night for a basic room, reserve your spring or summer campground for just $20 a night.
Of 10,855 peer-reviewed climate studies published by scientific journals in 2013, all but two of them fully acknowledge “man-made global warming.” That’s 10,853 studies acknowledging human-caused climate change, and two that don’t. But a few old dingbats will continue yelling about how there’s nothing to be done about climate change, and the Koch Brothers will keep writing checks to keep the noise level high. Don’t argue with these people, just work around them. After all, we have important things to do!
Nothing’s better than waking up to a downpour after a long dry winter. Get past the whining about “the commute” and even the news has a hint of joy: Northern California will get rain on and off until next Monday, “the longest stretch of wet weather yet this year.”
River otters are making a comeback at Lake Tahoe! The freshwater friends are now being seen at five spots around the huge lake’s shores. Keep Tahoe Blue, keep the river otters coming!
California has banned the household use of rat poison, which ends up poisoning California’s wildlife. Exterminators and wholesalers can still get the evil stuff, but a lot less of it will be entering the critters’ food chain. It’s a start!
With three-quarters of American voters saying they want more national parks and natural land protected, the dingbats in the House of Representatives are ready to approve their “No More National Parks” bill. Like most of their asinine media stunts done on the public’s dime, this one will never get past the Senate or the White House. There’s at least one species extinction we’re looking forward to: the end of the self-destructive No Nothing cretins who took the U.S. Congress hostage in 2010.
Happy Spring Equinox, friends! At lunchtime, why not stand on your chair and demand that everyone come out for a nice walk on the first day of spring? Anyone who refuses also loses the right to complain about the weather when it gets cold again.
(And happy Autumnal Equinox to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.)
That NASA study predicting the collapse of human society comes with a happy alternative: “Collapse can be avoided and population can reach equilibrium if the per capita rate of depletion of nature is reduced to a sustainable level, and if resources are distributed in a reasonably equitable fashion.” Sounds good, NASA, thanks for the reminder!
As another Earth Day approaches, get ready for the annual recycling of the story of Ira Einhorn the Hippie Guru, co-founder of Earth Day and convicted murderer. Of all the headlines we’ve seen over this moldy oldie, the award winner remains “Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend.”
Girls are dropping out of Girl Scouts because they’re not getting the promised outdoor adventures. Instead of “sleeping in a tent and river rafting,” they get slumber parties beneath a TV and indoor “crafting.” The Girl Scouts shouldn’t be about selling junk food in a supermarket parking lot. The Girl Scouts should be about scouting—but until it gets back on the trail, the century-old organization will continue its 20-year decline in membership.