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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Three Earth Day questions

The wife and child have been away a couple days visiting Gramma and Grandpa. I've been doing the bachelor thing for the last two days. So this morning, while I de-bach the house, I was hoping, on this 26th anniversary of Earth Day, that you would be willing to answer these three questions. I'm particularly interested in opinions from outside the United States, but don't let that discourage you Americans from replying. My answers will be in the response area.

1. How do you celebrate Earth Day, if you do? Did you used to? Was it an enforced thing, such as a school project?

2. Can what the individual does matter environmentally, or does industrial disease leading to global warming make the effort pointless and hopeless?

3. Who are your environmental heroes?
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1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

1. I still look for that unsavory trash and put it in the garbage, around my neighborhood.

2. Yes.
Yes, what we do matters, and yes, it may not be enough, but that's no reason to stop trying.

3. Initially, Rachel Carson ( who wrote Silent Spring. Barry Commoner, who wrote The Closing Circle, and who I voted for for President in 1980. Jonathan Schell, whose The Fate of the Earth I read heavily in the 1980s. I'll give pprops to Al Gore, who would have been miles better on this topic than the guy who "beat" him in 2000. Finally, more in retrospect, Richard Nixon, who started the EPA, and at least was trying, unlike some of his successors.