Earth Day Thoughts

Just saw this post from Jamais Cascio, titled “The Earth Will Be Just Fine, Thank You”, which I think sums things up pretty well:

Critics of environmentalism often claim that eco-activists hate humans, that we value the Earth more than we value ourselves. With very few exceptions, nothing could be further from the truth. Environmentalism is fundamentally about making sure that human beings, and human civilization, can continue to thrive on our home planet for centuries, millennia to come. Environmentalism, in its demands for respect for nature, ultimately demands that we respect ourselves.

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  • Jim  On April 24, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    “Critics of environmentalism often claim that eco-activists hate humans, that we value the Earth more than we value ourselves.”

    Innuendo! I have never heard this attitude from critics, and I follow environmental issues fairly closely. Think he could give us an example? I will bet he cannot!

    What critics often do say is environmental extremists value the earth more than they do the the orderly and controlled development of mankind in conjunction with the earth. This is quite a different view!

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