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On Earth Day Say a Big ‘Thank You’ to Gaia For Fossil Fuels

This is Earth Day’s 45th anniversary and it’s also – according to Earth Day Network’s somewhat optimistic website – “the year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate treaty” and “the year in which citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions.”

To which there is only one sensible answer and it consists of three words:

Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

  • tom_billesley

    Green Party controlled council installs solar panels on the roof of Hove Town Hall – then the roof catches fire. I’m sure the townsfolk are appreciative.

  • Xanthippa Socrates

    Goram Leninists!

    • Clausewitz

      A Firefly reference. Love it.

      • Xanthippa Socrates

        Thank you!

        I hoped that between a Firefly reference and the ‘Gore’ reference, somebody would appreciate it…

  • Clausewitz

    The thing about environmentalists, (Mostly Mental) is that they are all about the Earth, but they have utter contempt for mankind.

  • Hard Little Machine

    All I can say is they all need to actually live in world without AC, 24 hr a day electricity, reliably running clean water, refrigeration, paved roads, and so on. I have and it’s not the romantic hippie wonderland they think it is. No one, not a single person in the history of the earth ever was helped or improved or saved by that. No one.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You are so right! I don’t mind camping for a night or two, but gimme a break!

  • Ed

    If any of you remember the TV show Rush Limbaugh did in the 90s… this clip reminds me of these mother earth poseurs…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Renewable energy will only be economically viable when it is the only thing left.

    • FactsWillOut

      The way I see it, it consts about 2-3 dollars/liter to make 92% ethanol.
      If gas hits that price, ethanol will become competitive.
      The free market fixes everything.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And then it will cost a lot more for taco chips.

        • FactsWillOut

          It costs ME about 2-3$/liter to make 92% ethanol.
          I like to drink it.

  • Brett_McS

    We had Earth Day yesterday in Newcastle: A cyclone knocked down lots of big trees and blacked out half the city.