According to my son, the one focused on ski conditions, next week looks kind of messy… not sure if that means rain, snow or mud, flood…. most of the time Mark is on the mark so be prepared for April Showers and melting snow.
So this week I read Newsweek Magazine and there is an interesting article about the Arctic Ocean and the effort Russia is making to be the claimant of the area beneath the ocean ice for mineral and oil rights. This is tied in to global warming and climate change, the ice is melting and access is getting easier. I had wondered why the current President is so unconcerned about climate issues and the future of our lives, the environment, wildlife and just life in general. This issue however makes sense- this is about business, about money and wealth and a “friend” or someone he thinks can be a good friend. If the current President gets rid of any effort to reduce climate warming (and he has) then Arctic ice will melt faster and those minerals, oil, gas, which equal $$$$$ in his brain to Russia and Putin will love him more. I had wondered before what would allow someone to believe human interference with the health and safety of human citizens of the world was nothing to be concerned about…after all the current POTUS brags about his genius genetic genes… now I wonder is it just about money, greed, wealth and the hell with the “little losers” AKA us.
I was going to say something nice about the Mountain Messenger but was told not too, so I have nothing to say, if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all. This week all the usual suspects are here except Be Encouraged and Dianne Ponders are on sabbatical. Carrie’s Corner, Carol’s Movie, local news and events, columnists Andrew Moss, Kevin Martin, Robert Koehler and Rob Okun are interestng reading so put on the thinking cap and read.
The photo this week is by Scherie Platt Stilson of two hawks (oops correction, Scherie let me know these are two Bald Eagles) purusing the Sierra Valley.