We were interested to read over the weekend in the Washington Post that the demise of the Department of Agriculture's food pyramid â€“ the governmentâ€™s visual guide to healthful eating — might be nigh. The Post had it that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was considering a proposal to replace the pyramid with a model plate of food exhibiting a healthful meal. Mmmmm.
The People’s Climate March on Saturday was an arresting demonstration of fear and angst. Tens of thousands of people descended upon Washington, DC (and 370 other cities), to wave banners and pound their drums, with one clear message for the Trump administration: Your attitude toward the environment is reprehensible, and your policies will do great harm. The march had many of the familiar features of tree-hugger gatherings — Mother Earth imagery, street performers on stilts, drums.
Early this afternoon on the National Mall, as the temperature approached 90 degrees, thousands began marching from the Capitol to the White House. When they got there, they surrounded President Donald Trump’s residence and sat down for 100 seconds to protest his first 100 days of office -- and his administration’s brutal environmental policy so far. Along the way, they passed the Trump International Hotel DC, shouting, "We will not go away. Welcome to your hundredth day."