I had another good month on the bike, despite a fall early on that left me with bruised or broken ribs. (They still hurt.) I rode 448.7 miles in March, which gives me 1,273.7 miles for the year. North Texas is in full bloom already. The forest through which I ride is lush with leaves and foliage and there are already bluebonnets along the trail. Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods?
On Tuesday the Trump administration made its intentions clear: It wants to roll back and possibly reverse recent U.S. progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating catastrophic climate change. As the bumper sticker from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign—still displayed on the back of my car—reads, “When we reject science, we become the laughingstock of the world.” (“This is how states will fight Trump's energy order,” March 29)
If anything good can possibly come from this, it might spark major resistance to such retrograde actions. A number of states, led by California and New York, are determined to show the rest of the world that Washington does not speak for us as a nation.
And what can the rest of us do? Turn out for the People’s Climate March on April 29. Local marches are planned all over the country, including several in Southern California. We need this march to be even larger and stronger than the Women’s March in January.