The End of the World Enviro Book Show

Posted: November 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BookCoverGreetings Earthlings. Tired of reading Harry Potter stories or the latest in vampires or magical dragons? How about a love story in the time of climate chaos or maybe the Climate Crisis in verse? Brian Adams, Professor of Environmental Science at Greenfield Community College and author of “Love in the Time of Climate Change”, a cli-fi activist romantic comedy about global warming, joins us in the studio along with our own d.o. whose book “Bad Atmosphere – A Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis” is being launched on November 15. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! (sorry). As always we will also beguile you with tales of daring do by our Fool-on-the-Hill and a visit to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for…….Revenge of the Critters! Hawk takes out drone!!

Our Fool-on-the-Hill goes plural yet again. You may want to save this one, it’s a side-splitting video cluster of far-right climate change denial. You can hand this one down to your grandchildren when times come to prosecution. Ready? Set….WATCH!

Out front in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find the Pope making it absolutely clear it is a “grave sin against God the creator” to destroy the environment. We don’t know much about God but we’ve always said “No compromise in defense of Mother Earth!” and it sounds like His Holiness has come around too.  We know Halloween is over but how can we possibly not pass on the hair-raising news?? “Fukushima Radiation Nearing West Coast” That’s not some flaky tree-hugger making the case, it comes from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, OK? And this: Remember “peak oil”? We are already there when Big Oil has to resort to fracking in order to pull their product out of the planet. Now, the folks at Post Carbon Institute present us with peak gas. Check out the report here. Speaking of gas, here’s our Enviro Show Blog Bonus Action Link on the bogus electrical rate hikes that keep reminding us of something from the recent past, something about…..what was the name?……O, right! Enron.  Here’s a PDF with some background on those rate hikes. How about some electricity without the fossil fools! Watch THIS. Finally, almost breaking news! Humanity’s suicide pact is progressing nicely.

Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week requires no trip to the Wayback Machine:

In reality, climate change is actually the biggest thing that’s going on every single day.” – Bill McKibben

Time for some E-Valley-uation. Next month the corporados at Kinder Morgan (did we mention KM is a spin-off of Enron?) will be holding “Open House” at various locations in Massachusetts including Greenfield and Athol. We imagine there will be some major spin taking place in these venues. We get dizzy just thinking about it. If you would like to dance with them in an organized sort of way go to the Mass Plan page here.  Also, have you been to the NoFrackedGasinMass site recently? They have a new video and the “Burden of Proof” paper up for your edification (not to mention stimulation of yur’ righteous outrage organ).

After our conversation with Brian and that other guy we move on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Saturday, November 8 to 11. Grassroots organizers are planning nature walks along the KM pipeline route this November. Naturalists and biologists will be leading walks on Veterans Day weekend.  They seek to highlight the land that would destroyed if the pipeline were built.  Information at www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/november-nature-walks.  Contact Julia Blyth at 413-225-3196

Saturday, November 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Fossil Fuel Divestment for Individuals.  Come listen to our panel of experts explain how to get it done! Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. Pre-registration not required but helpful.  Contact Darcy Dumont, dumont140@yahoo.com.

Saturday, November 15, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Stop the Pipeline Statewide Summit. Montachusett Regional Vocational School, 1050 Westminster St., Fitchburg, MA. Go to: StopNED.org

Saturday, November 15, 4pm. Book launch & reading by d.o. from his magnum opus, “Bad Atmosphere – a Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis” published by Levellers Press at Collective Copies, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA See: https://enviroshow.wordpress.com/bad-atmosphere/

Tuesday, December 2, 6pm. Kinder Morgan Open House on the fracked gas pipeline. Orange Innovation Center; 131 West Main St., Orange, MA

Wednesday, December 3, 6pm. KM Open House. Greenfield Community College; One College Drive, Greenfield, MA

Wednesday, December 10, 6pm. KM Open House. Mohawk Trail Regional High School; 24 Ashfield Rd., Shelburne Falls, MA

 

That’s all folks! Did you forget anything? How about you listen to your Mother!

 

 

 

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