Don’t get me wrong. I love Earth Day. Earth Day 1990 gave me the opportunity to see The Bellamy Brothers, Roseanne Cash, and Rodney Crowell all at the same venue. For free! Can’t beat that.
Luckily, there will always be some sort of environmental scare going on, so even if they change over 40 years or so, we’ll still have the opportunity to listen to some good music while surrounded by chicks who marinate in paciulli.
Here’s my favorite part from Reason’s article:
Kenneth Watt was less equivocal in his Swarthmore speech about Earth’s temperature. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
I guess the lesson here is that we did too good a job heeding this warning and should avoid overshooting the mark going forward?