The Tragedy of Earth Day

lego-earthBy Doug L. Hoffman –

It is Earth Day today, a chance for all tree huggers, green activists and other self absorbed eco-types to feel good about themselves by disparaging their neighbors. There was a time when environmental issues were rightfully at the top of people’s concerns—the skies above our cities were brown and noxious, our rivers and streams poisoned with pollution, lead was accumulating in the environment and our children. The problem is, though most major problems have been addressed, the bureaucracy that was created to fix the environment cannot help but look for new problems that demand solutions, even if the problems are slight and the solutions draconian. Chief among these new problems is “carbon pollution” by which the eco-enforcers mean CO2 emissions. The tragedy of Earth Day is that governments spend billions of dollars on meaningless efforts to curb carbon dioxide while billions live in poverty and squaller around the world.

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  • Rob N. Hood

    “governments spend billions of dollars to curb CO2” Really? Pffft.

    • Dan

      Yes they do, when they could instead be using that money they’re taking from their citizens and denizens to improve infrastructure, reduce disease and increase personal liberty and security – for a political fallacy.

      Disgusting, isn’t it?

    • Honestly Rob N Hood, why do come here? You know if you went to the Guardian website or the IPCC’s site they will tell you what you want to hear. They’ll tell you its all mans fault, its completely unnatural for the earths climate to fluctuate and the only way to save the world is to take down the oil and gas companies. You comment on every story on this site as if readers should believe your opinions over the facts presented. Why should we? Provide evidence my friend and maybe people will take a look. Your unhappy attitude towards the work people put in on this site is annoying to say the least

      • Rob N. Hood

        Not every story- that is Neilio’s role, as if you can’t see that for yourself.

  • Fietser

    We should all care about the Earth. Sad to see it’s not for everyone.

    • You know it’s a common tactic for you enviro-bullies to claim that we don’t care about the Earth just because we disagree with the theory of AGW. See the thing is that we do care about the Earth, but we also care about people too, something the environmentalists seem to not care about. In fact environmentalists would love nothing more than a purge of humans from Mother.

    • I care about the earth. I think we cut down less trees if possible, eat local food where possible, stop dumping toxic waste in the sea, stop over fishing etc. I even petition for the latter two. Untill it can be proved that reducing CO2 will make the planet and peoples lives better, I see no reason to distract my self from REAL issues that are destroying the planet

  • Rob N. Hood

    “Enviro-bullies” ha ha ha ugh. “Femi-Nazis”, etc. Such a transparent ploy by the Right to denigrate the Left and they are the actual bullies who do that actual bullying. Playing the victim to reduce the real victims’ voice. It coincides with Blaming the Victim (a book, you could read it!). When they get tired of blaming the victim they resort to pretending to BE the victim. Pathetic actually.

    • We’re the bullies? Name one instance of that.

  • Rob N. Hood

    The Right is, yes. Those “titles” are a prime example of that.

    • So, I’m a bully because I made a label? That’s so thin you could use it for reverse osmosis. So… you got anything other than that? Perhaps an example of actual bullying?

  • Just follow the money. It is the biggest scam since the Dutch tulip bulb fiasco.

    • Yes, yes it is a scam. I agree 100%. But I think Tulip Mania is a poor comparison to make to the AGW scam. AGW is a deliberate lie to force countries, and people, to conform to certain environmentalist/Marxist ideals. Where Tulip Mania was a speculative economic bubble, just like the housing bubble we experienced in recent history, but it was not deliberately created to force any one to do anything like AGW most certainly is.

    • Rob N. Hood

      The biggest money by FAR related to this issue is the Fossil Fuel industry. If can’t see that you are either blind or just not very smart.

  • Rob N. Hood

    You are correct to feel a bit paranoid- we all do about powerful entities, that’s natural. But who or what we direct that paranoia at is what separates the naïve from the less-naïve.

    It is capitalism, not government, that is the problem. The fusion of corporate and state power means that government is broken. It is little more than a protection racket for Wall Street. And it is our job to wrest government back. This will come only through the building of mass movements TOGETHER. They want us divided, because they know that will secure the status quo, which benefits them and only them (who? the wealthy elite of course, many of whom are in government, but many who technically are not).

    “It is futile to be ‘anti-Fascist’ while attempting to preserve capitalism,” George Orwell wrote. “Fascism after all is only a development of capitalism, and even the mildest democracy, so-called, is liable to turn into Fascism.”

    Our corporate/govt. masters will not of their own volition curb their appetite

    • Nigel

      the best part of this website is watching meatheads like you guys argue in the comments. keep the laughs coming

      • I can’t help but wonder if you truly understand what is being argued just judging by your complete lack of English skills. Two words I wonder if you’re familiar with are capitalization, and punctuation.
        Glad we’re able to entertain you so well. Keep reading, and tell your friends!

    • common sense

      Government is the problem. Too many idiots are elected by there idots that think they knw what is best for everyone else. They never apply what they force on others to themselves like (obama care) . None of the government elected ot employees have to enroll in obama care. Why not? Is it not good enough for them? No because it is not good for anyone. It is not cheaper, and it is not better coverage, unless you want to just listen to the lies obama spews out. Yes, government is the problem.

  • common sense

    If manmade global warming was real, then back in the 1930’s through the 1970’s when there were virtually no controls on emitions, the earth should have been the hottest ever. Also, since humans really only occupy approximatly 3-5 percent of the earths surface, it seams impossible for them to effect the whole earth. The earth is a whole lot bigger than what we think. One more point. If we are so powerful to change the climate, then with all of our moving planes, cars and any other vehicle, then why aren’t we effecting the earths rotation and speed? I guess that is the nest thing we will hear. The bottom line is that we are too insignificant to make real inpact on the earth, and only God is in control.

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