Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day: "One in Three Children Fear Earth Apocalypse"

Today's Earth Day.

Posting will resume after my morning and afternoon lectures, but readers should send along headlines from around the web, and I'll get them up ASAP.

Jill at
Pundit and Pundette's got this one: "Earth Day: 'The whales are very delicious'."

But I like this one: "
No Kidding, One in Three Children Fear Earth Apocalypse." (Hat Tip: Hot Air.)

No doubt
the administration's going to exploit Earth Day for all it's worth. Related: See, Kyle Trygstad, "Dems Pushing Comprehensive Energy Plan."

Seems we should be tying Earth Day festivities to the conservative states' rights agenda. As
Laura Huggins notes, "On Earth Day, Think Thoreau":

Real change would be moving environmental management closer to home and providing incentives for private investment, both of which can be done without adding to a burgeoning federal debt. Because local communities bear the costs and benefits of resource management decisions, they manage resources in ways that make economic and environmental sense. And nonprofit groups are already using private resources to produce positive environmental results. Land trusts, for example, have conserved acreage equivalent to 16 1/2 times the size of Yellowstone National Park, according to studies. And for-profit firms are making unsubsidized profits by producing new services. As T.J. Rogers, chief executive of SunPower Corp., put it: "I want solar if it makes money, and I don't want solar if it doesn't make money."

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Let's celebrate the environmental entrepreneurs and the people making decisions on the ground rather than Big Brother from Washington. As Thoreau observed: "The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished, and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

Send me those links, dear readers!

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HEADLINES:

* George Radanovich, "Carbon Cap and Tax: Environmental Oppression You Can Count On,"via Memeorandum.

* Suzanna Logan, "Save the Earth! Move to Mars!"

* With Both Hands, "Celebrate Earth Day - Eat a Critter - Al Gore Will!"

* The Bulletin, "Earth Day Philly Style: Environmentalist Loved Planet, Murdered Girlfriend" (via Memeorandum).

* Moonbattery, "Today's Celebrations Brought to You by the Unicorn Killer."

* Michelle Malkin, "Humans make Earth Day better."

* Midnight Blue, "Happy Earth Day (Protect the Earth and its inhabitants - Reject Kyoto)."

5 comments:

Tim said...

In related news, two out of three children fear gay marriage.

There is a storm, and it's gathering. These clouds in the background, they represent that storm...

rbosque said...

There's nothing like scaring children to get your point across.
By the time they grow up, they'll be more paranoid than Rosie O'Donnell.

Pundette said...

Speaking of Thoreau, don't miss this.

Dave said...

The dims are getting really anxious to pass their economy-killing "energy plan," because they know that as each day passes, more and more information is coming out that exposes the total scam that is man-made climate change.

Pretty soon, most people will come to the realization that they have been completely had by the scam artist Al Gore and his merry band of climate alarmists.

-Dave

JBW said...

Anyone who studied climatology extensively and reads this blog, raise your hand. No? I didn't think so. Leave the science to the scientists, guys.

Just because Rush Limbaugh tells you that global climate change isn't happening doesn't make it so. He probably thinks that thunder is the gods bowling or some other stupid shit.