We’re about to get a nor’easter this weekend, so I’m not optimistic about what the groundhog’s gonna say next week. In fact, I’m not optimistic about anything, except that I’ll get to go snowshoeing this weekend.
The week began with the IPCC’s dire report about climate change. And my Nib cartoon for the week also covered it:
I know defeatism is not cool and we’re supposed to take this warning to be spurred into demanding action from our government, but have you met our government?
We’re living in the disaster right now, and Biden is urging OPEC to pump more oil. Not sure the Sunrise Movement is on that fossil’s agenda.
Now I’m off to endure the third or fourth heat wave of Boston’s summer.
Pretty neat that every cable subscription underwrites Murdoch’s trash that’s been undermining democracy for 25+ years.
As for actual weather news, my phone’s been telling me to prepare for lots of flooding tomorrow due to Elsa’s remnants. If that’s the worst weather we get this summer, I’ll consider myself lucky.
We just had a lengthy heat wave here in Boston. This year’s droughts are going to make last year’s wildfires look like nothing. New records for carbon in the atmosphere are being set every week.
And the infrastructure bill that may or may not happen is having all climate mitigation efforts stripped out of it.
Oh, yeah, and the pandemic is still not under control, despite what it feels like here in America.
See you next week with more jokes!
You know Joe Kennedy LMNOPXYZ is to the right of Senator Ed Markey when half of the establishment already endorsed his primary challenge while I’m in favor of the incumbent.
Here’s a cartoon I did for The Nib when Prince Joe first entered the race.
I hope Hyannisport has enough boats for when the Kennedy Compound floods.
That U.N. report bummed me out, but resigning yourself to letting it happen only makes sense if you’re a billionaire who can go move yourself and an ark’s worth of animals into your private Moon bunker.
July was the hottest month ever. 2016’s on pace to be the hottest year ever. In recorded history, anyway. I admit that things were probably hotter when the proto-Earth was coalescing around the Sun billions of years ago.
Read the comic at the New York Times.