Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Earth will be fine

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM

According to Joseph Romm, of ClimateProgress.org, you can stop worrying about the planet, it'll be fine. We're the ones who are screwed.

Dumping Earth Day has been on my mind for a year now -- and all the more so today because the NYT magazine just published an interview with our Nobel-prize winning Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, in which he says:

I would say that from here on in, every day has to be Earth Day.

Well, duh! Heck, we have a whole day just for the trees -- and we haven’t finished them offyet. So if every day is Earth Day, than April 22 definitely needs a new name.

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. I’m not alone. People got more riled up when scientists removed Pluto from the list of planets than they do when scientists warn that our greenhouse gas emissions are poised to turn the earth into a barely habitable planet.

Read the rest of this AlterNet.org article here.

Watch Secretary Chu talk about climate change:

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