A few weeks ago one of the most powerful men in America made a statement conservationists should take as the opening shot in the biggest war we will ever fight. And it’s a war we are likely to lose if we are not very, very smart.
Check it out:
John Boehner, Speaker of the House, looked at a drought-stricken landscape in California and said, “How you can favor fish over people is something people in my part of the world would never understand.”
That’s only the start.
As the droughts that climate scientists warned about begin to deepen and spread, we’ll be charged with favoring waterfowl, upland birds, big-game herds, even forests over people.