This Earth Day (April 22) we are experiencing Mother Nature’s impact –causing mayhem with stranded tourists, stranded tulips and major economic consequences–all from ash clouds. As a consequence Earth Day’s message is particularly relevant this year. While it does appear we humans did not cause that Icelandic volcano to erupt, most of us will agree we are all contributing to environmental problems in some way.
So, what do we do? Noted environmentalist Bill McKibben offers some advice in his new book eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Cautiously optimistic in tone, McKibben’s premise is the planet we knew has been damaged and altered–weather changes are one direct result. It is now or never, the author contends, to make changes to adapt to our already damaged planet to avert more problems.
So what can you do? Check out Earth Day events and other info at earthday.org. Be part of the solution.
20 Apr 2010
Earth Day Turns 40!
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