Earth Day

Earth Day 2018

Another “green” thing. Or that’s how this day is portrayed. The reality is those who back Earth Day are the ones doing earth the most damage. There is a push to return to past times without fossil fuels. This would be catastrophic and cause massive human casualties. Since the reason given by some for wanting to save the planet is to save human beings, this move is 180 degrees off for achieving the stated goal. Plus, the time before fossil fuels was very hard on the environment–burning coal and dung, massive amounts of animal feces everywhere due to horses being the transportation mode, people had nothing but outhouses, if that. A very bad time for the earth.

Renewables are the panacea for saving earth–“free” energy. Well, “free fuel”, extremely pricey and damaging devices using that free fuel. Much of the mining and manufacturing for renewables is done in countries with very lax environmental laws, not the US. This has resulted in ecological damage on a grand scale, but so long as the “greens” can’t see it, it’s not really there. Then there is the damage to wildlife and scenic areas. When Earth Day was started, electrical power lines were under attack for being ugly and reportedly causing illnesses, etc, if you lived too close to the lines. Now, it’s “cover the planet with those high power beauties”. What changed? Not the power lines. Must be the Earth Day supporters–now they don’t care about damage because their pet projects need the lines. Remember when killing eagles was bad? Not any more. It’s okay to cause a species extinction in the name of saving the planet, you know, is just fine. Only if you’re an evil coal company are you in trouble for destroying birds and bats. Which is interesting, since the lives of the birds and bats seem more a political agenda that actual science. You don’t think………?

Then there’s the terrifying “extreme weather” lie out there. Statistics show weather is no more extreme than it was in the past. Like all things weather, the number of storms and intensity vary from year to year, decade to decade. The East Coast of the US had four very heavy snow storms this year. There were hurricanes in the last year or so. Before that, no major hurricanes hit the US for 12 years. Yes, the term “super storm” was invented to replace the terror of the missing hurricanes, but the facts say the weather has not become more intense, extreme or anything similar. There are more people living on the planet, so obviously more people are affected by the weather–storms, flooding, droughts. However, being affected by something does not mean that something is more common, more intense or anything like that. It just means more people are affected. It means dramatic news coverage and endless reminders of how mean and cruel nature is becoming because we burn fossil fuels are the staple of the media. Even if it isn’t true. Truth is so nebulous, you know.

For Earth Day, just take a walk outside if it’s nice enough and enjoy the planet you live on. It’s very sturdy and will be around for a long time. The “end of the earth” predictions have been around as long as humans have lived here. Total eclipses used to bring that terrifying predictions of an apocalypse as did earthquakes. Last year, people traveled thousands of miles to see a total eclipse in the United States August 2017. There were no “it’s the end of the world” predictions. We can learn, if we are willing to.

 

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Cottontail in snow

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Dandelions in snow

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The brunch crowd

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Unusual mule deer-looks earless

 

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Seems it’s earth day again

I guess we have hit earth day 2017.  There area Faux Science marches (aka Marchs for Politics) in multiple cities.  So far, it’s the usual far left, profane signs and references to Dr. Who and Krypton on signs and on the web.  I suppose that’s appropriate given the fantasy nature of global warming.

It would have been great had there actually been a March for Science, where the evidence was presented on both sides of the issue and talks were given on the uncertainty of the prediction/projections of say the IPCC.  However, that’s not really allowed since discussing the science would be (a) boring too many people with very short attention spans who only believe what they read on Twitter and (b) might expose flaws in the theory, thus enraging the anti-capitalists and the Left in general.  So instead, it looks like a gathering of poorly dressed, virtually illiterate people having a party in 57 degree light rain in Washington DC.  As others have observed, the Gore effect is in full bloom there.

The one good thing about all these marches it is showing that the Left has only marching to show for its ideology—March for Gays, March for Science, March for Lawbreaking, March for Suppressing Speech Not Liked, March for Women, etc, etc.  Soon people will just stop watching, or watch and never remember what the march was for.  I suspect that’s already happening.

As for earth day, the earth is fine.  The earth does not care if anyone marches, does not care if you’re capitalist, socialist or communist.  The earth does not care if you burn coal, erect spinning towers of death to make electricity part-time, or if you even live.  The earth does not care.  Why we gave it a day, I don’t know.  This is really “How Humans want Earth to Be” day.  It’s about us, not the earth.  Honesty would go a long way here.  It’s not about the earth, so why call it earth day?  Call it “Human Day”.

 

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Sentiment from a past march

 

Earth Day 2015

My Earth Day write-up, a bit late:

I was planting seeds for plants for the garden. I got to thinking about environmentalists, etc. I now only buy seeds from one or two seed companies. Last year, I noticed a No GMO logo on many of the catalogs. This resulted in my immediately canceling any company with the logo. I sent them all letters telling them I would not buy from them because my health was dependent on a genetically modified substance. Not one company cared if their non-GMO stance would harm me. They only care that putting Non-GMO on their catalogue increased their sales. So much for the idea that these people “care”. They are as mercenary as any oil company when it comes to profits. It’s about making money, pure and simple.

If you add to this the push to eliminate meat from people’s diets, you end up with millions of dead diabetics. If we can’t synthesize insulin from e-coli bacteria and we do away with livestock, there can be no insulin. I have seen no concern whatsoever about this possibility. Environmentalists only care about the planet, not the people on it.

Then there’s the millions spent on bird-killing paltry sources of so-called renewable energy. It’s a complete lie to call wind and solar renewable. The fuel may be available on nature’s schedule, but until wind and solar convert themselves to electricity on their own, they are not renewable. Mountains of mining, manufacturing and land loss are all a part of this “free” energy. It’s a complete misrepresentation of the reality of a long ago discarded energy source.

More importantly, the money thrown away on these failures could have gone to help people in say, Haiti, who are dirt poor and have no defense against hurricanes, etc. However, global warming is about throwing people into abject poverty, not about helping the poor out of poverty. Poverty has an extremely low carbon foot print. Someone said North Korea was a model for fighting global warming–I forget who it was. I’m hoping they were kidding.

Celebrating Earth day by picking up trash, planting a tree, etc. in fine. No one wants a dirty planet and we can always use more trees (unless it’s a corporation using Costa Rican farms to plant trees and supposedly offset their carbon use–that is unacceptable). However, Earth Day should not be used to guilt children into believing a certain type of light bulb will save the earth or a certain car will destroy the planet. Unfortunately, many people use Earth Day to try and push humanity backward, to the time of disease and poverty. If we really care about people and the Earth, we will start helping those in true poverty rise out of their situation and be able to deal with life more effectively. We can help people and still respect the earth.