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Saving our ravaged planet… and ourselves


Earth Day cometh – the 43rd year of this national focus on our globe. Should we weep… or cheer?


The first step toward any recovery is admitting that we have a problem. In fact, beaucoup of them. For example, despite the squawking of profiteering polluters and professional deniers, our very atmosphere – without which everyone and everything is dead – is rapidly being degraded by our addiction to fossil fuels, literally altering Earth's climate in disastrous ways. Yet, as we burn, our policymakers fiddle.

Let us fiddle with the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, they demand, uncaring about the vast amounts of ozone-destroyi...