The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!
Donald Trump Attacked by Eagle Named Uncle Sam, GIF Goes Viral
Here's some poetic justice for those Americans fed up with what critics are calling Donald Trump′s incessant bigotry and "demagoguery," as Bernie Sanders put it in an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. TIME released footage Tuesday of Donald Trump getting attacked by an eagle named Uncle Sam, who he posed with in August for a TIME cover story.
Uncle Sam appears not to care for those who denigrate Americans, as many believe Trump has done with his statements. He's been compared to Adolf Hitler, George Wallace and (gasp) Lord Voldemort. For the record, J.K. Rowling confirmed Voldemort has nothing on Trump. And many in the environmental community probably can't help but see the bird's lashing out as a rebuke for Trump's outrageous claims on environmental issues, including the Keystone XL pipeline would have "no impact on the environment" and "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
People are having a field day with the GIF of Uncle Sam attacking The Donald.
Watch the full footage here:
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
By Elizabeth Henderson
Farmworkers, farmers and their organizations around the country have been singing the same tune for years on the urgent need for immigration reform. That harmony turns to discord as soon as you get down to details on how to get it done, what to include and what compromises you are willing to make. Case in point: the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038), which passed in the House of Representatives on Dec. 11, 2019, by a vote of 260-165. The Senate received the bill the next day and referred it to the Committee on the Judiciary, where it remains. Two hundred and fifty agriculture and labor groups signed on to the United Farm Workers' (UFW) call for support for H.R. 5038. UFW President Arturo Rodriguez rejoiced:
By Julia Conley
A council representing more than 800,000 doctors across the U.S. signed a letter Friday imploring President Donald Trump to reverse his call for businesses to reopen by April 12, warning that the president's flouting of the guidance of public health experts could jeopardize the health of millions of Americans and throw hospitals into even more chaos as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.
By Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
Over six gallons of water are required to produce one gallon of wine. "Irrigation, sprays, and frost protection all [used in winemaking] require a lot of water," explained winemaker and sommelier Keith Wallace, who's also a professor and the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, the largest independent wine school in the U.S. And water waste is just the start of the climate-ruining inefficiencies commonplace in the wine industry. Sustainably speaking, climate change could be problematic for your favorite glass of wine.
By Jeff Turrentine
From day to day, our public health infrastructure — the people and systems we've put in place to keep populations, as opposed to individuals, healthy — largely goes unnoticed. That's because when it's working well, its success takes the form of utter normalcy.