Friday, April 22, 2005


Today is April 22nd, Earth Day. In this era of right-wing dominance, oil addiction, and anti-scientific religiosity, that doesn't mean as much as it used to. Nonetheless, as an environmentalist, a soon-to-be father, and a human being who has to live on this Earth (with any luck) for another 50+ years, I want to highlight the fact that we live on an amazingly rich and beautiful planet and that it is incumbent upon us, as the primary sentient species, to preserve it for all its residents. Thus, I urge all my readers to take this day (and hopefully all the others) to think about the consequences of your actions and inactions on our natural environment, and contemplate what you can do to mitigate the adverse affects that flow therefrom.