The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the very first "Earth Day" protest/awareness event/celebration.  I so remember the above photograph from that time. 

"Earth Day" back in 1970 was truly something wonderful and meaningful.  It lead to the development of what WAS one of the most important governmental agencies being established in the United States... the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  For so many, many years since that time, the EPA became an ever more valuable and stronger voice for the protection of the environment and as an agency that supported strong, valuable, pure and applied scientific research into the study of our environment. 

Unfortunately, the current administration (Trump) has worked very brutally to try to destroy what the EPA has been and what it stood for.  There are so many horrendous ways the EPA has been decimated over the last three years.  For just a glimpse of some of these tragedies, please look at this link from the Environmental Integrity Project.

In nearly 50 years of time, spanning across both Democratic and Republican administrations, the EPA was a voice of science, a voice of reason, and a place that could be trusted to help us find true knowledge about our environment.  Over the last three years, it has been turned upside down in many ways and is being thoroughly destroyed as an institution of knowledge and science. 



Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Unfortunately, science has fallen out of favour with the Neanderthals.

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Furious at what Trump has done. Dirtied the air, polluted the water, endangered our health.

Thursday, 23 April, 2020  

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