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From North America’s beacon of freedom on Independence Day

From North America’s beacon of freedom on Independence Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2588: With today being Independence Day, Americans turn to thoughts of freedom: freedom of the press, freedom to not be shot, freedom from being embarrassed by the head of your country, freedom from misspelled presidential tweets, freedom to believe in science, freedom from Putin, freedom from the cone of silence, […]

A sad Earth Day

A sad Earth Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2521: I wish I could say “Happy Earth Day,” but this is one of the least happy Earth Days ever. I took this photo in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the most magical, untouched location in the United States. Pasted below is the Epilogue that I wrote for the Arctic chapter […]

Writing fiction is more scary than writing nonfiction

Writing fiction is more scary than writing nonfiction

Now that I have written two nonfiction nature-travel books and one science-fiction political-comedy, I have to say that writing fiction is more fun than nonfiction, but also more frightening. With “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents” and “Endangered Edens,” I was pretty much limited to telling stories of adventures that I had already […]

Global warming deniers don’t want you to know this

Global warming deniers don’t want you to know this

Marty’s photo of the day #2332: When I speak at colleges, this is one of the photos I use when discussing global warming. Disingenuous Republican global warming deniers use the ice cube example to “prove” that the melting ice caps won’t raise sea levels. In that example, you fill a glass full of water and […]

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2322: This morning, at 5:19 a.m., President Evil tweeted, “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” So […]

President Evil and Puerto Rico

President Evil and Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2319: I read how President Evil is blaming Puerto Rico for much of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Instead, the only humans deserving blame are Republican politicians, for their more than thirty years of global warming denial, votes against the environment, and renewable energy obstruction. With that in mind, […]

Republicans: What will it take?

Republicans: What will it take?

Gun deaths, police violence, and global warming are epidemics, solvable with commitment, ingenuity, and cooperation. Unfortunately, as long as Republicans stand in the way, solutions to those problems will remain out of America’s grasp. With that in mind, I’d like to ask Republicans, “What will it take?” From 2000 to 2015, the equivalent to one-half […]

Republicans, this sunset is for you!

Republicans, this sunset is for you!

Marty’s photo of the day #2270: Ever since Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, Republicans have been viciously fighting environmental regulations and denying global warming. This has resulted in more than 30 years of lost progress the United States could have made in solving our climate change crisis. Here in Montana, […]

The Cult of Republicanism

The Cult of Republicanism

A cult is a group of people that shuts out conflicting information and rejects facts in favor of an alternative reality. It’s time to call today’s Republican Party what it is: a cult. The Republican Party hasn’t always been a cult, but you can trace its conversion to one to the late 1980s and the […]

If . . . (part 7)

If . . . (part 7)

If Republicans can claim global warming is a hoax, I can claim the Second Amendment is a hoax.

Don’t blame the cow

Don’t blame the cow

Marty’s photo of the day #2227: I know that cows contribute to global warming and that range cows, like this one, are incredibly destructive to the environment. But that’s the fault of humans, not the cows. When I was a kid, my first “wildlife” photo, other than a squirrel, was a cow. All these years […]

Let future generations know where to spit

Let future generations know where to spit

Donald Trump’s picks of Rex Tillerson, Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry, Jeff Sessions, and Ryan Zinke will make up what will undoubtedly be the most anti-environmental cabinet in American history. As someone who has fought for and actually values clean air, clean water, pristine places, unextinct species, and a planet that isn’t burning up, I find […]

Dog Scientists vs. Trump Scientists

Dog Scientists vs. Trump Scientists

Marty’s photo of the day #2019: While it’s true that dog scientists still haven’t mastered the concept of the doorknob or—as demonstrated in this photo—that shaking while standing in a lake does not make them drier, they still are far ahead of Donald Trump’s scientists, who still believe that global warming is a hoax and […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 3 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 3 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2010-2011: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 1 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 1 of 7)

Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Now I […]

Five groups you can blame for President Trump—and be at least partially right

Five groups you can blame for President Trump—and be at least partially right

Tuesday’s election was so close, you can blame any group for Trump’s victory and at least be partially correct. After looking at the numbers, here are five groups that I am at least partially correct in blaming: 1) Bernie or Bust voters: By voting for a third party candidate, or by refusing to vote, you […]

The debate moderators blew it!

The debate moderators blew it!

Yesterday I wrote about conservative criticism of the legitimate media and said that if anyone has a right to complain, it’s the liberals, not the conservatives. The fact that global warming has never been brought up as a question in a presidential debate is a perfect example of this (although Hillary did bring it up […]

Roaring Lion Fire at Night

Roaring Lion Fire at Night

Marty’s photo of the day #1865: Yesterday afternoon, Deb and I went to see the new Star Trek movie in Hamilton, MT (a little south of where we live). As we were pulling up to the movie theater, Deb pointed out some light smoke on the mountain. While we watched the movie, the fire exploded! […]

Roaring Lion Fire

Roaring Lion Fire

Deb and I went to see the new Star Trek movie today in Hamilton, MT (a little south of where we live). As we were pulling up to the movie theater, Deb pointed out some light smoke on the mountain. While we watched the movie, the fire exploded into this! Deb and I have lived […]

President Obama: Savoring his last six months in office

President Obama: Savoring his last six months in office

Marty’s photo of the day #1862: As I watched President Obama’s speech last night, I couldn’t help thinking: “He’s the Democrat’s Reagan.” The big difference, of course, is that the Republican version of Ronald Reagan’s history is, shall we say, mostly fiction. In fact, we are still dealing with the severe damage done to our […]

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