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‘Cicada tacos’ are on the menu for young environmentalists. Why? Eating the invading bugs are part of ‘living sustainably.’

Amid the current cicada invasion underway, some students at Princeton High School are getting creative — they’re eating them.

Say what?

Yes, there’s an Insect-Eating Club at the school — and teacher Mark Eastburn joined club members at a recent cicada catching and tasting party in Princeton, New Jersey, reported.

“We are going to have to get more used to eating insects,” Eastburn told the outlet. “As the population of the Earth continues to grow, protein sources are going to be harder and harder to raise, so really insects are the solution to a lot of the world’s problems and that’s what we’re hoping to inspire the next generation to pursue.”

Eastburn also told the outlet that the gathering was “an opportunity to really highlight the importance of living sustainably.”

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There were plenty of options on the menu. Some featured the insect bodies in recognizable form, like the Salted Roast Cicadas, Cicada Stir-Fry, Deep Fried Soft Shell Cicadas.

Other dishes didn’t scream “There are bugs in my food” at first glance, such as Cicada banana bread with nuts or Chocolate Chip Cicada Cookies.

At one point during the afternoon, club founder Matthew Livingston came out onto the deck from the kitchen and yelled something not often heard at dinner parties, “Cicada smoothies! Anyone want to help me make them?”

Of course they did. This is, after all, the Insect-Eating Club. Freshman Nicolas Maya had the first sip and announced, “It’s good!”

Check out the culinary experiment below, if you dare:

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California city council votes unanimously to outlaw new gas stations — and new pumps at existing stations. Expect more bans, Axios warns.

The city council in Petaluma, California, voted unanimously Monday night to permanently bar the construction of new gas stations as well as ban adding more gas pumps to existing stations, The Drive reported. According to local officials, the city already has enough places to fuel up internal combustion engine-bearing polluters.

What’s going on?

This new prohibition — which also includes language to streamline the process to add charging stations and possible hydrogen fuel cell stations — is part of the city’s attempt to push residents to shift to electric vehicles and get the city to hit its target of zero emissions by 2030, Gizmodo said.

According to the outlet, the bill is effective immediately for the city of 61,000 people that currently has 16 gas stations, with another one approved for construction later this year.

The bill claims, “Based on this inventory, there are multiple stations located within a 5-minute drive (2.1 miles at 25 mph) of every existing residence as well as all areas planned for residential development by the 2025 General Plan but not yet constructed.”

And the existing stations are not allowed to add more pumps, so if the city grows in population and gas becomes more in demand, well, people are just going to be out of luck.

Environmentalists are getting their way, an environmental nonprofit group whose Stand Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Cities program pushed for the bill, celebrated the win, calling the ban “a massive step forward in the fight to protect communities and the climate from fossil fuels.”

Matt Krogh, the U.S. oil and gas campaign director at, told Axios that the current stations are providing all the fuel the community could need.

“This is not a ban on the existing gas stations, which are providing all the gas currently needed,” Krogh said. “The problem with allowing new gas stations is we don’t really need them and they’re putting existing gas stations out of business.”

“In California in particular, where state climate targets are required by law, new gas stations will have a short shelf life, and could be abandoned before they make enough money to pay for their own shut down and clean up,” he added in an email to Gizmodo. “This gas station ban is a common sense step to not get further bogged down by fossil fuel infrastructure.”

Krogh went on to praise Petaluma’s leadership for their bravery in being the first city to institute such a ban, noting that some 30 cities and counties have been instituting policies that imposed the agenda, Axios said.

The Petaluma effort has inspired more groups pressure local governments to ban gas stations, according to Axios, which added that the movement is spreading quickly.

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Far-left actor Mark Ruffalo ripped for decrying ‘cruel past of this nation,’ warning of ‘dying … Mother Earth’ in Golden Globes speech

Far-left actor Mark Ruffalo was ripped on social media after his Golden Globes award acceptance speech, during which he decried the “cruel past of this nation” and warned of our “dying … Mother Earth.”

What are the details?

Ruffalo is well known for his left-wing activism and virtue-signaling, as he once blasted Ellen DeGeneres’ call for “kindness” over her photo with former President George W. Bush and said his mother’s illegal abortion helped shape his pro-choice views.

So he followed a familiar script Sunday night upon winning a Best Actor Golden Globe and used his platform to make a passionate pitch for environmentalism — even though the series he starred in, “I Know This Much Is True,” had nothing to do with the topic.

“At 54 years, it’s my humble belief that what would give all this sadness and loss that we’ve all lived through meaning is our common humanity,” he began. “What connects us is greater than what keeps us apart, and the more we include each other and see each other and hear each other, the faster we will heal our broken hearts and minds.”

Then came the environmentalism push: “We have a dying mother just like the mother in our story. She’s Mother Earth, and we must come to balance with her and honor her, and she’ll heal, too. So let’s be courageous together, guys, and let’s turn the page on the cruel past of this nation.”

But he wasn’t through: “The good news is inclusion and justice and care for Mother Earth is breaking out everywhere. The godly light of decency is breaking through the hideous, dark storm we’ve been living through. We are all in this together. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, so let’s do this.”

How did folks react?

Of course, Ruffalo got some kudos on social media after his speech. But a number of other commenters didn’t see eye to eye with him:

  • “You’re an irrelevant moron who hasn’t a clue what you’re talking about,” one Twitter commenter declared.
  • “Entitled idiot,” one user wrote. “I bet he won’t stop flying in private jets.”
  • “Liberal morons who lost their way in life over money,” another commenter said. “Sad times for this type of human.”
  • “Somehow, I don’t think Mr. Ruffalo wants to include or see or hear a conservative like me,” another user said. “So, by his own stratagem, his broken mind won’t be healing any time soon.”
  • “Dying Mother Earth??? Even if it was ‘dying’ it’s in the first place thanks to Hollywood money junkies that never say never to anything,” another commenter said. “The good news is it’s not dying — you can’t kill it, you’re too weak. Relax bro, Earth is safe without your virtue signaling.”

Anything else?

Ruffalo’s virtue-signaling has gotten him in trouble, as he was forced to take down a tweet last October that stated, “Unless you are Native American you are an immigrant in this country. FULL STOP. We all came from somewhere else. We are living on their ancestral land. We all came from somewhere else.” Ruffalo was criticized for not acknowledging that ancestors of black Americans were brought to the U.S. as slaves.

Although it should be noted that Ruffalo also stood up for actor Chris Pratt — who last year was attacked by social media users for his Christian faith and what they perceived to be his political stance — saying that Pratt “is as solid a man there is. I know him personally, and instead of casting aspersions, look at how he lives his life. He is just not overtly political as a rule. This is a distraction. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize, friends. We are so close now.”

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CNN’s Bill Weir lashes out at ‘s**tty’ report of his claim coronavirus helped humanity with global warming

CNN’s climate correspondent Bill Weir lashed out at a report about his odd claims that the coronavirus pandemic was helping humanity deal with global warming, and that the virus was caused by deforestation.

Weir tweeted his displeasure against the report in the Washington Examiner and included a colorful expletive.

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“The full question was ‘There seems to be this perception that coronavirus has helped humanity buy some time against global warming. Tell us what’s wrong with that assumption.’ The entire takeaway is THERE IS NO SILVER LINING,” he explained.

While Weir is right that his report concludes that the economic shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic isn’t enough to combat global warming, it’s clear that he and the expert he consults are in favor of dismantling the economy.

In CNN’s
report, Weir talks to a Dr. Jonathan Foley, the executive director of Project Drawdown, a climate change think tank.

“Um, we’d have to keep doing this even more and do it for the next 30 years to really begin to bend the curve on the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,” said Foley.

“It’s kind of like having a really huge bathtub in the sky filled with pollution,” he explained. “We have the faucet pouring, pouring more in and all we’ve done is turned down the faucet a little bit, but it’s still filling up.”

In one airing of the segment on CNN, Weir attributed the cause of the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China, to deforestation.

“Virologists for years tried to warn us that an invisible enemy would come out of the jungles if we just kept cutting all of them down, and they were right,”
claimed Weir in sententious tone.

“So if any good can come of this,” he continued, “maybe it’s an understanding that the climatologists who are warning of an invisible enemy up in our skies and in our seas, maybe we should take them seriously too.”

Weir tore into another person
posting the video of his comments, saying, “I’m sorry for whatever hurt you and sincerely hope you find some redemptive meaning in your life.”

Here’s the entire context of the CNN video:

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After banning plastic grocery bags for the environment, some states are liberating them over coronavirus concerns

Massachusetts joined New Hampshire in banning reusable bags and freeing one-use plastic and paper grocery bags over concerns that they were threatening public health during the coronavirus epidemic.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, banned reusable grocery bags and explicitly cited concerns that they could help spread the virus currently ravaging countries around the globe.

“Our grocery store workers are on the front lines of COVID-19, working around the clock to keep New Hampshire families fed,” said Sununu in a statement. “With identified community transmission, it is important that shoppers keep their reusable bags at home given the potential risk to baggers, grocers and customers.”

On Wednesday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker also liberated plastic bags from their dishonorable exile.

“From now on, reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans are lifted,” said Baker.

The temporary order also banned stores from charging for plastic or paper bags.

While many local and state governments banned plastic bags out of environmental concerns, many studies have shown that these bans are ineffective, and some show that they result in even worse outcomes for the environment.

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Actor Idris Elba, diagnosed with coronavirus, says virus is planet’s reaction to environmental abuse by humans

Actor Idris Elba was recently diagnosed with coronavirus — and later found out his wife also tested positive for it. Elba believes the virus is the earth’s response to poor treatment by humans, according to The Independent.

Elba said he didn’t experience any symptoms, and that he only got tested because of potential exposure to someone else who had the virus.

Say what, now? Elba said it was “very obvious” that the planet was reacting to being abused the same way a human might— by retaliating aggressively. Here’s what he said:

“One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race. We really are, as a human race.

Our world has been taking a kicking. We have damaged our world, and it’s no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race. It’s no surprise that a virus has been created that is going to slow us down, and ultimately make us think differently about our world and ourselves.

For me, that’s a stand-out thing that’s very obvious. That, this is almost like the world’s cry out. Like: ‘Hey, hey, hey – you are kicking me and what you’re doing is not good, so I’ll get rid of you.’ As any organism would do, (the world) is trying to get rid of an infection, and maybe this is it for the world.”

That’s one explanation… Elba’s view of the COVID-19 spread as the planet’s way of punishing humans for not being environmentally conscious will likely appeal to climate change alarmists.

Elba is right, partially — humans do bear significant blame for the spread of the virus, specifically due to the conditions and behavior in China (potentially the consumption of bats or other wildlife from wet markets) and the subsequent suppression of information about the virus by the Chinese government.

(H/T The Daily Wire)