Earth Day: Then and now | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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In case you've lost track, today is the 49th Earth Day. And, unless you've just awoke from a long, long hibernation, you know that the imminent demise of the planet by "carbon pollution" is a top, top dread by leftist environmentalists.

One fact you may not know is that the imminent carbonaceous demise of the planet is a definite reality — a political reality. It is definitely not an objective reality.

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Politicians, largely of the leftist persuasion, are on a power trip to persuade or force those of lesser virtue to succumb to fear that the Earth is soon to become the Late, Great Planet Earth. This cataclysmic event can be avoided if citizens freed by reliable, inexpensive fossil fuel sources simply give up just a bit of their freedom to fuel the engines of socialist control with unreliable, expensive energy sources.

Of course, we old-timers have heard this all before. From the first Earth Day events in 1970, which I attended on the lawn at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., to present-day extravaganzas, the Earth's destruction at the hands of abusive man has always been front and center.

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This year, and for the past few decades, the terra-tragedy du jour remains global warming; yesteryear, it was global cooling.

Many American Thinker readers by now are familiar with the multitudinous examples of the coming-of-the-next-ice-age hysteria that abounded in the 1970s. I have offered my own viewpoint and personal experience several times (one such American Thinker commentary can be found here; other examples are available at...
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