In 1970, Senator G. Nelson proclaimed April 22 “Earth Day.” That started all this religious global activism to paint the world green. I am really getting irritated with all the rabid Earth worshipping zealots cramming their doctrines down our throats, stifling all honest debate, scaring our children to death and engaging in meaningless, and hypocritical activities of symbolism over substance just to raise the level of green awareness.
Here are some of their common talking points about environmental issues:
“Scientists unanimously agree that global warming is real, is getting worse, and is caused by man.”No, they don’t! Scientists are NOT unanimously agreed about this. There is plenty of left-wing political consensus but no scientific consensus about long-term climate trends and what causes them. An Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine document signed by over 17,100 basic and applied American scientists asserts that "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." In fact, recently, most of the data has been discovered to be manufactured. Nevertheless, any lefty, lunatic whacko who is really all that concerned about the human release of carbon dioxide could just heroically do his part and STOP BREATHING!”
We are running out of water.” Anyone who has ever really paid attention in school would know that he amount of water in our ecosystem will always be the same. Water is constantly recycled through the hydraulic system of evaporation and precipitation. Our temporary reservoirs may get low at times and, because of high concentrations of population in some areas, the demand may be greater than our local resources. Or worse yet, because of government abuse, mismanagement, and deliberate waste for political purposes. But, I have seen the ocean. Here’s a news flash for you; we are NOT running out of water.
“Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is dangerous to the environment and would only provide six months of oil.” The Department of Energy reported that oil drilling can be done in a very environmentally sensitive manner and could actually aid the environment. In fact, the size of the ANWR area in relation to the whole of the wildlife refuge is comparable in scale to a postage stamp on a football field. Besides that, I think the caribou are all in favor of drilling. The statistical claim that ANWR only holds six months of oil assumes that we know how much oil is there and that we would rely solely on oil from ANWR at the exclusion of ALL OTHER foreign and domestic sources. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that ANWR holds enough oil to replace half of what we currently import from the entire Persian Gulf region for 36 years. More recent discoveries of vast resources reveal that we could be energy independents for, possibly, hundred of years.
“We are continuously losing tree cover in the United States; virtually all of the United States east of the Mississippi River once was tree-covered.” There is more wood grown in the U.S. than is cut each year, and the number of acres planted with trees goes up nearly every year. There are more trees in the United States today than there were in the 1920's.
“The rising rate of cancer is caused by an increase in chemicals released into the air and water.” Cancer, a disease that often affects the elderly, is on the rise because the average life expectancy has risen dramatically. Pollution accounts for 2% of cancer-related deaths, while 65% are attributed to diet and tobacco.
“Species are going extinct at the alarming rate of 110 per day.” Norman Myers made that hypothetical estimate in 1979 based on his arbitrary, screwball assumption that 1 million species would become extinct in 25 years. Unfortunately, there is probably no danger of idiots, morons, or liberals becoming extinct anytime soon.
But regardless of any honest debate, reasonable doubts, lack of contrary evidence, or any other serious scientific evidence, true believers continue to wage war against the human race on behalf of their goddess, Mother Earth, with all the zeal they can muster.
So, today, let's all ignore the naysayers and unbelievers and let's go out there and sing praises to the dirt; let's extol the virtues of Mother Nature. Heck, if we would all join hands and think happy green thoughts we might just be able to undo the tilt of the earth's axis which was probably tipped as a result of human abuse in the first place. After all, the majority of the earth's human population is located in the northern hemisphere which caused it (I mean "her") to become top heavy (not intended to offend fat chicks). What a wonderful world this could be if we would just be sensitive to the feelings of our great celestial mother and redistribute half the world's population to South America and Africa.
“Only a fool decides a matter before he knows the facts!” Proverbs 18:13 (paraphrased by me)