This Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. Once again, we can expect an all-out assault covering all communication channels, a barrage of all the most stale ideas concocted by the most backward-looking eco-obsession.
The future is going to be painted bleak picture by a never-ending swarm of whiners, and the only hope offered some kind of “green repentance”, including the return to a pre-Neandertalian lifestyle.
And that is a shame. Because this Earth of ours is a truly beautiful planet, full of wonders, rich grasslands and forests, amazing canyons and sunsets, fantastic oceans and mountainous landscapes and creatures of all shapes and sizes.
We should all celebrate. We should celebrate the much progress achieved since 1970AD, the improving of quality of our air and water, the return from the edge of extinction of a large number of species. Indeed, these are the days of resurgence for the short-tailed Albatross in the islands of Hawai’i. And the days when we find out that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, often a source of endless alarms, has told he world that it currently impossible to determine if the climate has really become more extreme.