Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth Day continued

"Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption." 
-John Stuart Mill

As I think about Earth Day and the environmental movement I wonder about what stage it is in.  Seems we're gradually moving toward adoption.  Sadly, I know that there are still many who don't think we need to be concerned about the earth, because it will somehow figure out how to heal itself.  For many, despite evidence to the contrary, there is still a belief that the world contains a limitless supply of fresh water, oil, and minerals. There is also a dangerous perception that technology will be our savior, so we really don't need to change our wasteful habits. Many still ridicule the majority of scientist who have warned about the danger of global climate change due to excessive emissions of carbon dioxide.  However, I believe the younger generation is more concerned about the environment than many of their elders who continue to be oblivious of the need for change.

Pretty cool to see these postage stamps.  Seems that even Uncle Sam is working at getting out the "go green" message.

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