Thom Hartmann on Science & Green News: March 24, 2015


p summer been here are the best to the
restive science and green news you need to know this one
year twelve months 365 days doesn’t matter how is said California’s
water supply will be gone before we know it and Governor Jerry Brown is asking
for help scientists at nasa are warning the
California only has one year water left and it’s it’s time for a more
forward-looking process to figure out how to deal with the crisis Governor Jerry Brown is now calling for
a one billion dollar emergency relief plan but in this fourth year of
California’s drought some say that the state isn’t
doing enough to protect their dwindling water supply green one of nasa’s senior water cycle
scientists California diplomat immediate and
mandatory water rationing as new laws to protect groundwater and
create a task force to identify long-term solutions is that California has no contingency
plan for persistent drought like this one let alone a 20-plus year mega drought
except apparently staying in emergency mode in praying for rain such essentially that stays up a
metaphorical Creek and the scientists said quote ensure we
have no paddle to navigate this crisis unquote in order to survive in the club in the
changing climate California needs to learn how to adapt and they need to do so fast and one
billion dollars will not go far when it comes to solving this problem change in policy in rebuilding
infrastructure to adjust to drier conditions could take decades the state doesn’t have that long to
decide to act century a pumping carbon dioxide into our atmosphere has changed
our weather cycle and it’s not going to change back
overnight in addition to make in global changes that will save our species must help those currently suffering from
our actions California needs help dealing with this
drought it’s time to come come together as a nation to find a
solution and it’s time to get serious about preventing the next massive drought next time
you’re in a fancy restaurant you may be surprised to find a new item on the menu dirt that’s right according to a new
article over at AlterNet america’s newest food trend is dirt chefs are actually incorporating
specialties soils into meals sauces and dressings to accentuate foods with the flavors the
soil that they were grown in on Brooklyn New York chef I lot Hall explained quote vegetables grapes
wine they all have different flavor components based on the soil they’re
grown in end quote so chefs are sanitizing the
soil with pressure cookers and then using it as natural seasoning in back some have even been feeding
people dirt for some time a Canadian chef at Toronto’s famous act
in a light Restaurant has been serving ingredients
like soil and moss for years I wouldn’t say about to wash your fruits
and vegetables yet just yet but who knows maybe someday we’ll all considered erred on a farm or favor
agreeance it’s been a little more than a year
since our since ten thousand gallons a toxic
chemicals polluted the drinking water in West Virginia so it’s more than a bit troubling to
learn lawmakers in that state are scaling back regulations I’m chemical storage tanks after the
massive spill in January 2014 the state legislature passed the above ground
storage tank act which mandated the 50,000 chemical
tanks or register registered and regulated
last week the west virginia state senate roll back
those regulations and decided that 38,000 those a group of ground chemical
tanks any really don’t need to be regulated
only 12,000 storage tanks remain on the list and that number could fall even
further even in the very states are hundreds of
thousands of people whose access to safe drinking water state lawmakers are willing to risk it
all again just to help out their bodies a chemical
processing corporations Angie roster the West Virginia rivers
coalition said quote people are very disappointed and
discouraged if you like politicians are turned their backs on the public enough
coward to the end industries in dust interest
unquote and the fact the matter is that the
politicians have West Virginia voters need to remember
that in the next election according to the United Nations the a
Juve burn what you like when you like is over last week that international
body announced that they support the growing fossil fuel divest mint movement and they’re leading and their
land in their moral authority the group working to fight global
warming in recent months we’ve seen universities foundations and other
institutions divest their financial holdings in the fossil fuel industry activists
environmental groups even major news agencies like the Guardian have called
on more organizations to do the same name now the UN is adding their way to
the growing movement ahead of an international climate change
meeting leaders in Paris this December spokesman for the UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change Nick Nuttall said we are saying we support your aims
and ambitions because they’re fairly and squarely our
ambition which is to get a good deal in Paris in order to solve the climate crisis
it’ll take the world coming together in this latest announcement by the UN is a
strong step in that direction and finally in 1954
the British Daily Mail newspaper said a scientific
expedition to the Himalayas to track down a Yeti the team did fine footprints and
identified some hair and Nick claimed that here was evidence
a Bigfoot Bigfoot Arbor a team from the International
crypto zoology museum in Portland so that the hair was really evidence of
an unknown bear species in that region allow scientists have from the
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History say that both the Daily Mail and the Portland Museum had it all wrong
after reanalyzing the DNA hair sample the smithsonian experts say they came from a Himalayan black
bear now that species is endangered so it’s still exciting to learn that the
Daily Mail team encounter that animal back in the
nineteen fifties it’s certainly not as exciting as funny elicit Bigfoot for now looks like the mystery of the
idea of the Himalayas remains unanswered bit we can all keep hoping
that someday someone will find evidence a Bigfoot
that we have lawyers search for so all these decades and
that’s the way it is for the week of March 23rd 2015 I’m Thom Hartmann on science and
greens then I’m on it it the time the them do