I wrote here after Election Day of the Catastrophe that Trump’s election meant for the world, particularly the part of the world where I spend most of my time: the environmental movement. That sense of foreboding has been more than justified in the selection of the extraordinarily perverse group of troglodytes earmarked for top leadership at the EPA (Scott Pruitt), Department of Energy (Rick Perry), Department of the Interior (Ryan Zinke) and, as strange as it could get, the Department of State (Rex Tillerson). Continue reading
I’ve got a letter this week in the venerable New Yorker. Nicholas Lemann wrote an article there a few weeks ago about the first Earth Day and the state of the environmental movement today. It was, in a word, uninformed. I had a few bones to pick, so I wrote a letter.
I’m delighted, of course, that the good editors at the New Yorker saw fit to print my note. I am in excellent company, along with Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Robert A. Low, a former top NYC environmental official.
They made some salient points as correctives to Lemann’s article as did I. The edited letter from me points out the really quite vigorous state of environmental activism in the US today, not to mention in the world beyond, and its effectiveness. Continue reading