Earth Day, Every Day

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11 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hahaha, Amen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So Jon, are you a supporter of the theory of global warming?

    • Jon says:

      I believe the U.S. broke 15,000 warm temperature records during March, so it would be rash to suggest that we aren’t in the midst of something peculiar (for us, but perhaps not for the planet). It’s quite possible this change is, at least in part, the result of human behavior, but I also think we tend to give ourselves more credit than we deserve. Ultimately we’re merely newborn nuisances, and the earth has dealt with – and survived – a lot worse. Time will sort out the opinions.

      • Anonymous says:

        The Earth has indeed survived worse,but certain species haven’t.I disagree with you that we are newborn nuisances in this matter, considering how much extra carbon we have pumped as a species into the atmosphere in recent times(industrial revolution onwards mostly). Do you see any future in “green” technology?

        • Jon says:

          “The Earth has indeed survived worse,but certain species haven’t.” – If I remember correctly, species die out at the rate of something like one every twenty minutes, which is merely a result of the evolutionary process. As human beings are a by-product of said process, anything we do to expedite it is, I think, part of the natural order of things. In all likelihood, our continual ‘assertiveness’ will simply hasten our own demise, which would be an extraordinarily beneficial thing for the well-being of both other species and the earth itself.
          “I disagree with you that we are newborn nuisances in this matter, considering how much extra carbon we have pumped as a species into the atmosphere in recent times(industrial revolution onwards mostly).” – Much as I alluded to in my previous comments, even if our actions have proven harmful during a portion of the infinitesimal amount of time we’ve spent on this attractive ball of dirt, I view the changes as being part of earth’s evolution. I think they’re cosmically insignificant nuisances, which we tend to exaggerate as a result of our extreme self-importance. And I believe they’ll be easily remedied once we’ve been eliminated from the equation (which, judging by the fate of almost all the species to have ever lived on this planet, as well as our own proclivity to self-destruction, is almost certainly inevitable).
          “Do you see any future in “green” technology?”
          – If the Tesla Roadster is any indication of things to come, I believe the technology will keep us well entertained. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster

  3. Mark says:

    Thanks for this.

  4. April Johnson says:

    Love this one.

  5. J. R. says:

    ā€œIā€™m starting a blog that will celebrate my efforts to reduce my carbon footprint.ā€

    – Frankly, anyone sufficiently self-involved to even THINK of saying this should be transformed entirely into greenhouse gas via being tossed into an erupting volcano.”

    ROFL – I completely agree.

  6. Russ says:

    I bet that little baby’s bottom is rosy red after wearing bamboo diapers. Makes me want to swear, in triplicate. But you do make me want to pay attention to people in grocery stores now.

    Start your own reality show, have overbearing manly commercials that will disgust not only tree huggers but rabid feminists and everyone who has a theory based upon something they haven’t experienced.

    My suggestion for the first show is to film parents and how badly they actually treat their tykes when they believe no one is looking.
    Avoid Starbucks for endorsements unless I am driving through the front of the store for a to go cup of joe, instead of the drive through.

    As for the xtra carbon humans create, whew, what about the dinosaurs? I bet when a group of grazing reptiles broke wind in the warm to hot air the temp rose at least one degree.

    And cattle, the argument a few years ago was cattle farts contribute to green house gasses. I bet it does. That’s why I eat them. Still quivering.

  7. Miss Anthropy says:

    Classic!

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