Try to ignore Earth Day hype

By |2014-04-20T22:08:00+00:00April 20th, 2014|CFACT Insights|16 Comments

Try to ignore Earth Day, April 22. It won’t be easy. The print and broadcast media will engage in an orgy of environmental tall tales and the usual end-of-the-world predictions. It will scare the heck out of youngsters and bore the heck out of anyone old enough to know that we have had to endure the lies that hide the agendas that have driven the Greens since 1970 when the event was first proclaimed.

The Earth is 4.5 billion years old. It is the third planet from the Sun and fifth-largest of the eight other planets that orbit it (if you don’t demote Pluto). It is the only planet in our galaxy that has life on it and it has an abundance of mineral resources as well as water and the fecundity to grow crops and maintain livestock to sustain the human race.

Despite four decades of being told that the Earth was going to heat up due to greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide and methane, we are currently in a cooling cycle and no child born since 1997 has ever experienced a single day of the dreaded “global warming.”

Humans play a very small role affecting the Earth’s climate although, for example, deforestration is one way it has affects it. Other than cutting down trees, another way is to put the government in charge of vast acres of forest. It has a long record of failing to manage them well to the point where diseases and pests render the trees so weak that wildfires wipe out what would otherwise have thrived.

Otherwise, the Earth is and always has a been a very volatile place, subject to a variety of extraordinary natural events such as hurricanes, tsunamis, blizzards, floods, droughts, tornadoes, and earthquakes. The only thing humans can do is clean up and rebuild.

What has mostly changed for humans has been the discovery of energy sources that have transformed and enhanced their lives. Coal, initially, followed by oil and natural gas. All are carbon based, but then, so are humans and other life forms.

The Greens call them “fossil fuels” and some refer to “dirty coal” or seek to demonize “Big Oil.” Between 2007 and 2012, three U.S. oil companies paid a total of $289.7 billion in corporate income taxes. Until the Obama administration took power, coal provided fifty percent of all the electricity Americans used. Completely bogus “science” cited by the Environmental Protection Agency has been used to shut down coal-fired plants and close down coal mines. And, in concert with costly, unpredictable and unreliable “renewable” energy, wind and solar, have driven up the cost of electricity for everyone.

According to a study by the Heritage Foundation, released in March, over the next two decades the EPA’s climate rules aimed at reducing “global warming” (which is not occurring) will cost the economy $2.23 trillion. An estimated 600,000 jobs will be lost. The jobs that would be created by the Keystone XL pipeline have been waiting five years for the White House to approve the project.

As mentioned, it has been the many inventions that utilize the energy sources the Greens want to “leave in the ground” that have totally transformed the lives of Americans and others throughout the world. What Earth Day is really about is not the improvement of life, but limits that will reduce the world’s population. The one thing all environmentalists agree upon is that there are too many humans. This is a form of fascism that goes back to the creation of the communist/socialist economic systems, none of which have provided the level of prosperity that capitalism has. Even Communist China has adopted the capitalist model.

The other agenda Greens agree upon is that the government should own and control every square inch of the nation’s (and world’s) landmass. That is why climate change is part of the United Nations’ intention to become the single world government. It is home to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that has clung to the global warming hoax since they invented it in the late 1980s.

Recently, the IPCC released another report claiming “climate change” will melt polar ice, cause the oceans to rise dramatically, generate extreme weather conditions, et cetera. There have always been extreme weather conditions somewhere and the rest of the IPCC claims are just great big lies that have been around for decades.

Along the way, environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and Friends of the Earth, among countless others of comparable or lesser size have received millions in membership dues, donations, the sale of products, and from the assets that many own. Many, like Greenpeace, enjoy a non-profit status. For example, in 2011, Greenpeace took in $27,465,948 and had assets of $4,653,179. Multiply that against all the others and it adds up to billions.

Green organizations represent a very big business that is constantly at war with legitimate businesses in the energy, manufacturing, and agricultural sectors, seeking to impose laws and regulations that cost them and consumers billions every year.

If you’re a parent take some time to explain to younger children that the Earth is very old and not going to suffer the claims Greens repeat and repeat. As for everyone else, just try to ignore the Earth Day deluge. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

About the Author:

Alan Caruba
Alan Caruba, a CFACT adjunct policy analyst, writes a daily blog at


  1. George April 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM


  2. Gnowark April 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    I used to look forward to Earth Day as a way to sharpen my debate skills with the door to door alarmists (I don’t have to go looking for wackos). But Mr Caruba is right, ignoring it is much easier than asking eco-terrorists “why do you think that?”

  3. larrygrant876 April 21, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    It’s hard to read these things and not far into it they proclaim how old things are, ” the Earth is 4.5 billion years old”, or however old is necessary for the magic of evolution to work it’s magic and therefore validating the gospel of Atheism. Quit it as it never has anything to do with the magnitude of the story and only affirms that another victim has been successfully brainwashed. It reminds me off an atheist I debated a few weeks ago who said, ” There is plenty of evidence for evolution and there is absolutely none to suggest creation”, huh? This imbecile didn’t even realize the magnitude of what he had said, “there is no evidence for Creation”, wow talk about blind faith. I am not simple or stupid enough to believe evolution nor am I that desperate to ignore God’s existence, but then again I think Facebook is for fools.

    • hermio April 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      You are just as unscientific as the global warming alarmists

      • larrygrant876 April 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM

        present your case hermio. Evolution is a fairytale for atheists, so as we say in math class, show your work. I don’t refuse to believe evolution I have just never seen any undeniable proof so far and I abhor you pseudo-intellectuals trying to own the term “scientific” as it implies that you think you are the keepers of knowledge so I present two opportunities for you. 1: Prove the Bible a liar and that God doesn’t exist or 2: Prove that evolution ever happened. I can’t understand someones ability to not think deeply enough to conclude all this, including male and female sexuality were just accidents of primordial soup heading no where in particular. Save your attempts to make me feel stupid sir by using liberal tried and true methods of debasing those who challenge you, ain’t gonna happen here.

    • Mike April 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      Okay if god created the universe then who created god? If you say that god has always existed then who’s to say that the universe couldn’t have always existed? Maybe ‘god’ is like the spirit of the universe that we can intuitively sense but never fully understand in our limited capacity as humans.

  4. Herm April 21, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Isn’t it amazing how all people that don’t believe in the “good book” are automatically classified as Atheist? The earth is older than 6000 years like what the religious theorists want us to believe. They totally have blinders on when they are presented with evidence proving otherwise. The Bible was written by humans not spirits but apparently these humans were extraordinary, they were never wrong.
    The earth has been evolving for hundreds of thousands of years. We do believe in Creation, there are new diseases being created by nature as we speak. The earth will be around thousands of years unless the “Greenies” will finally rule the earth. Then “God” will have to start all over again.

    • DAY8293A April 21, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      There is no evidence of anything ever evolving. Anything exposed to radiation and changes or ‘evolves’ always dies. The ‘theory’ used to be that solar radiation used to cause changes in cells, and that the newest strongest ‘changes’, or evolved creature was the one that survived. Well, after the atomic age, and many creatures were exposed to radiation, rapidly speeding up the radiation and ‘evolutionary’ process,,, nothing ever evolved and lived! The eye is a perfect example of why life was created and not evolved. Take any ancient ‘creature’ that had no eyes. It has no way of knowing light exists, as it has no eyes. It has no way of knowing it needs eyes, as it has no light sensors, or eyes, to tell it to develop eyes! Same holds true for ears! Same for taste buds! Before any of these sensors are developed, there is no way for any creature to know it ‘need to evolve’ and develop such sensors! Classic which came first, the chicken or the egg? YOU HAVE NO PROOF. MY PROOF LIES IN THE HUMAN EYE! It is too complicated to have just happened! Using your theory, if we take all the parts of plane, and jumble them around long enough, they should all assemble and take off and fly all by itself! Evolutionists are insane and have to have more faith than any Christian to believe that the human eye just ‘happened’! Lunatics!

      • larrygrant876 April 21, 2014 at 8:34 PM

        Very lucid, I appreciate those who think things through to a logical conclusion as you have. I know those who can see evolution for the godless gospel it is are too few and saying so takes guts. Atheism is very temporary and those who don’t believe there is a God, will later, guaranteed.

        • DAY8293A April 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM

          Soon, they will all bow to the King of Kings, and beg for mercy, but it will be too late. And forgive me, but I could care less what happens to them. May they reap what they sow.

  5. DAY8293A April 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    If these green tree huggers love the earth so much, let them donate their bodies to the earth by jumping off some cliffs into the ocean and feeding the sharks! Problem solved!

  6. William April 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    It is not enough to say those who are pushing global warming are fear mongers, though they are.
    To find ways which can do 1,650 more to create clean electricity for us, would not only stop the madness but lower demand for oil. As oil comes down in price it helps the low income and poor among us. This would add jobs taking people off of food stamps, welfare and unemployment.
    It takes away the need to raise taxes and the minimum wage. As more people find good paying jobs the government has more revenue coming in and less going out.
    With cheaper fuel at the pump, prices come down in stores. Cheaper air fares again make it possible to fly. As new clean energy is made at a cost to builders, consumer costs come down. As electric rates get low enough people will opt to heat their houses and businesses with it.
    This all helps reduce dependence on oil which helps our nations security.
    If Republicans are smart they will get behind things which helps our people and adds to our security as a nation. It is no longer going to be smart to mock them, but instead out produce them.
    As people get behind better ideas, we stand to gain in every area as a nation and as a people united by a common need for our common good. The Tea Party and the right should follow what the word of God says, to use this world as not a busing it.

    • foxnewslieseveryday April 23, 2014 at 4:33 AM

      The Teaparty God is the one their corporate sponsors tell them it is.

      Oil will never go down in price.

  7. Andrew Popper April 21, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    The very first “Earth Day”, April 22, 1970 was established by assorted Marxists to
    celebrate the 100th birthday of that mass murderer Vladimir Lenin. See
    : (Happy Lenin’s Birthday, now called Earth
    Day) Among other atrocities, Lenin unleashed the “Red Terror”

    • larrygrant876 April 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      Yep, that’s where the saying came from that the Environmentalists are like watermelons, Green on the outside but Red to the core. Tree huggers are the new communists.

  8. Dave Canuck April 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    wow I hate all these greenies but the Jesus nuts are just as bad.I read about a certain kind of mole that evolved to live underground it used to have eyes but as they are not needed for living underground they evolved to no longer have sight.I believe in god but I do not put any faith in man made fairy tales from the U.N or from bible fanatics.I will get as much information from as many sources as I can and weigh the evidence as any man with half a bloody brain should do. Educate yourself and make your own decisions or man will go the way of the dinosaur wait there wasn`t any the earth is only a couple thousand years old right.

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