Commentary: On Earth Day, prepare for doomsday hype

If you want a clean environment, pursue capitalism, since free market countries can afford to tend to these affairs.

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Inflation is crushing Americans; violent crime continues spiraling; the southern border is a swelling sieve; war stretches from Europe to the Middle East; and where is President Joe Biden? Visiting America’s most sordid left-wing locale Friday to espouse weather-related conspiracies and promote partisan policies to crush working Americans.

To review this absurd commemoration, the first Earth Day took place not-at-all-coincidentally on the centennial of Vladimir Lenin’s birth.

Time Magazine said it was “a secular, almost pagan holiday — a sense of propitiating an earth increasingly incapable of forgiving what man has inflicted upon it.”

The Soviets did not care a whit about the environment. Historically, the most execrable pollution on earth comes from regressive socialist regimes.

If you want a clean environment, pursue capitalism, since free market countries can afford to tend to these affairs. When you’re stuck in a Bernie Sanders cesspool, your concern simply is surviving the day, not whether to reuse a hotel towel.

Bumptious losers like Al Gore and John Kerry have been promoting anti-human doomsday insanity for decades. They follow a long history of zealotry:

  • “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald
  • “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years. By 1975 some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions.” — Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich
  • “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China, and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions, and the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” — Prof. Pete Gunter
  • “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt

None of the above occurred, nor have any since, and yet today’s Democrats hysterically promote environmental catastrophe, which mainly grows their popularity and wallets.

In 2008, ABC News reported major cities would be underwater by 2015, with milk hitting $13 per gallon. Even with Biden’s soaring inflation, this is yet to occur.

Despite the nonsense, the United States and its denizens exert minuscule control over the world’s future climate.

To our credit, America’s carbon emissions continue to decline, while the worst continues to originate from places like Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Russia.

Many years ago, a friend on the east coast congratulated my relocation from California to the Midwest ago by saying, “We on the coast will soon be submerged. I should join you.”

He did not move inland because he did not believe the hokum he asserted. He is now retired and enjoying his opulent oceanfront property, just like the president.