22 Apr '11, 11am

Let’s rename #EarthDay - Affection for our planet isn't enough. We need to focus on saving ourselves.

> I don’t worry about the earth. I’m pretty certain the earth will survive the worst we can do to it. I’m very certain the earth doesn’t worry about us. My toes curl when I read this suspiciously familiar sentiment from George Carlin. Don’t get your environmental wisdom from a dead comedian. This ‘logic’ is trotted out to justify gluttonous consumption: “Don’t make no difference what I do, planet gonna be fine!” [JR: Do you read Climate Progress? ] > Other species will do just fine, like kudzu, cactus, cockroaches, rats, scorpions, the bark beetle, Anopheles mosquitoes and the malaria parasites they harbor. For some reason, I don’t find that thought very consoling when compared with the ongoing mass species extinction that could eventually include the human race. The fact that new species will evolve over millions of years from cockroaches and rats is no compensation for l...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/22/let%e2%80%99s-renam...

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