Earth Day

It is Earth Day and over at Eye on Albuquerque, the author has an excellent posting on the mixed significance of the environmental movement today. While it is certainly good to limit our ecological footprint, environmentalists seem more concerned about taking away our freedoms and putting the state in control of society’s resources.
The irony here is that the environmental movement has actually succeeded since it began in earnest back in 1970. The earth, especially in the United States, is better off than ever before. Rather than giving the government more control of our lives, the key to improving the planet is to help other countries grow as wealthy as we are.