Today’s highly interesting read (04/22/17): Today is Earth Day…big deal

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“From scammers like Bill Nye getting gung-ho for imprisoning ‘doubters’ (you may also refer to them as heretics), to spittle-flecked rage rants from speakers at rallies, to the committed wackadoos chaining themselves to highways or trees or whatever they can get a consent to be chained form from, the outright fear-mongering and pure venomous hate from the most alarmist end-of-days group known to man will be on full, bulging-eyed, vein-throbbing display.”
Caleb Howe, author at RedState.com

Enviropalooza means zippo to me. I will not be observing.  Doesn’t mean I don’t love our planet, fresh air, cool clear water, and eagles and raccoons.

No, the GOP doesn’t hate the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism or a group of organisms, i.e., the environment. We just have our priorities.

And with all due respect to the founder of Earth Day, Wisconsin’s Gaylord Nelson whom I knew, covered and interviewed in my early radio days, reverence for the Earth preceded him.

Several years ago Columnist Walter Williams dug up some Earth Day prognostications that, well, umm, were kind of off:

At the first Earth Day celebration, in 1969, environmentalist Nigel Calder warned, “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.” C.C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization said, “The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed.” In 1968, Professor Paul Ehrlich, Vice President Gore’s hero and mentor, predicted there would be a major food shortage in the U.S. and “in the 1970s … hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.”

Not even Gaylord Nelson is spared by Williams who writes that in 1970, “Sen. Gaylord Nelson warned, in Look Magazine, that by 1995 ‘… somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.’”

Ouch!

Here’s the column.

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