Great American Idea (or two) by D. J. Mathews
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Earth Day is Every Day --- Giveaway Info Below
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the issue of a healthy environment for people, plants, and animals has been prominent in many people’s minds. And although April 22 has come and gone, the idea of Earth Day and caring about the environment stays with us every day. Recently, Pres. Biden spoke with many other nations about conserving the environment. The planet is heating up, whether some political figures want to believe it or not. How much more extreme weather can we stand, especially years of drought and numerous tornadoes?
As a Master naturalist member, I see the value of our critters in the woods. Frogs, salamanders, and others need wetlands or vernal (temporary) pools to live or reproduce in. A lot of other critters (bigger frogs, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, even some snakes) depend on these amphibians as a food source. If the frogs, salamanders, and skinks (one of three lizards in Virginia, for example) disappear, the bigger animals won’t exist either.
We really need to take a hard look at what’s happening to our mother earth. Plastics in the ocean, overfilled landfills, gasoline resources (someday soon) getting low. So much really needs to be addressed. We’re going to need scientists and innovative thinkers …
There are many problems out there. We’re going to need scientists and innovative thinkers to protect mother earth and her resources.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
(Great Amer. Idea) The ingenious Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates already has an idea to help the future and prevent future pollution. It involves a design for a nuclear power plant that is basically “meltdown” proof, something this sometimes dangerous world needs. He talks about this in How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, available at
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COMING — GIVEWAYS
D. J. Mathews is a freelance writer, author or coauthor of 3 books, working on a 4th, a blogger, product reviewer, newsletter writer, you name it (open for business). Here to provide informative and fun info (even a bit on writing, something I taught for several years, and am also a Master naturalist member).
Welcome To Great American Idea
Extensively, I will provide ideas and examples on managing money better, paying for an education, dealing with doctors, good ideas or deals when it comes to travel. There is also the science element, as it relates to my book “Great American Women in Science and Environment.” Science and the future can be both a good thing or bad depending on your consumer choices and outlook. And writers can always use tips on how and where to make money. I will do regular blogs on these issues.