April 22, 2017

I fart in your general direction Earth Day

It is Earth Day according to my calendar. I am pretty sure we don't have any festivities or special activities planned to mark the occasion here at the old homestead. Some of you may think I am an anti-Earth, landfill loving, frack and drill, toss my trash out of the car window, pollute the waters, climate change denier Neanderthal. You point at my nearly eighty years of accumulated writings over there in the archives section on the right as object proof of my hatred of Mother Nature and real butter.

You could not be more wrong. Not only did I earn my Environmental Science merit badge, but my very first patch I earned as a young Boy Scout in 1973 was the newly created "SOAR" (Save our American Resources) award*

Besides, I threw my empty water bottle into the recycle bin at the rest park this week, so there.

 I have presented unimpeachable evidence of a lifelong commitment to Earth. As a matter of fact, I have spent every single day of my life fully in the embrace of Earth and nature. I breath her air, I tread upon her terra firma, I have swam in her lakes, rivers, and oceans.

I will say this in conclusion: I do believe in climate change. I know the climate has changed every day since the Earth was formed. I just don't think driving my Ford SUV or using a good old incandescent light bulb or any other activity has anything to do with it.

We should try to conserve. Toss your trash into a bin instead of a ditch. Plant a tree. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Do your part.

* and why was the BSA only concerned about American resources anyway?


Anonymous said...

I find it amusing that science fact is always changing do to new discoveries or maybe it’s a brand new government grant to support the latest liberal theory.

James Old Guy

Erin O'Brien said...

Hi. Just dropping in to say that I am still completely fabulous and to post a link.

Joe said...

Hola EOB

We do miss you around here

mts1 said...

Environmentalists have no concept of fair use. It's just a hammer to hit people with. How come they're not furious at Red China for having environmental troubles we had in the 1880s when we had no regulations, either? Science has made filthy processes a lot cleaner, and there needed to be movement on that. But there needs to be some middle ground between the greens' wanting no human impact, and business and government wanting free rein to do whatever, and not allow overseas companies with no rules to squash companies here who try to be good custodians but incur that additional cost.

And I'm so tickled when they claim pollution is racism, since the polluted areas were lily white until 60s white flight because most guys walked to the plant or took the streetcar in before everyone driving. "The debbil white man put lead in the East Chicago soil like the Sandman in the middle of the night to poison little blacks children." Sorry, the lead was there back when those were Serb and Slovak neighborhoods. Whiting is downtrodden with much more contamination from the refinery, but those are just Poles and Slovaks still living there, so no rallies for them.

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