|Written by Phelim McAleer|
|Thursday, 22 April 2010 20:02|
Today many people across our planet will be celebrating Earth Day and not just any Earth Day - this is the fortieth anniversary.
Organised by environmental organisations it is a celebration of the earth but also a day for mourning because of man's supposed negative impacts on the planet. Or as the campaign's website puts it "Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever." And humans are to blame.
Or as I like to say - they are talking complete nonsense.
Don't get me wrong, I like the earth. I love what it gives us but the earth is just a meaningless ball of mud floating through space without the humans on it.
The earth did not paint the Mona Lisa, the earth did not build the Golden Gate Bridge, the earth did not make the cup of coffee I just drank. Humans did.
Indeed the earth did not make the web site marking Earth Day, the earth did not even make the computer that i used to access the web site. Humans did. All the great literature, cinema, comedy art, architecture, vaccines and engineering would never have happened and would not have mattered if it were not for humans.
I am writing this on a plane - a plane that has wi-fi. I will post it to our blog because of technology created by humans. Humans are involved in every aspect of this blog post. They mined the metals that made this computer possible - they also mined the metals that anti-mining activists have in the computers that they use to campaign against mining. Humans designed this blog and invented the Internet and have created a planet where we are healthier than ever and have a life expectancy unimaginable a few generations ago.
All over the world child mortality is plummeting - people are regularly living into their nineties. they are creating literature and art and inventing cures and smoking dope and all the other things that make up the human race.
Meanwhile the progressives see humanity as the problem. But that is because progressives have stopped believing in progress.
Because I believe in progress I will be celebrating human achievement on this Earth Day. I will be pushing in the next few months for schools to show our documentary Not Evil Just Wrong. Through the Balanced Education for Everyone campaign I want Not Evil Just Wrong to be shown in every school in the US. If you want to join me and the children of America celebrating human achievement visit balanced-ed.org.
Our future depends on it.
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