If you’ve followed me for years, you know that I’m not a fan of Earth Day. It’s become too political, too hypocritical, and too ill-informed.
As I sit here in another Earth Day’s wake, I feel compelled to revisit my thoughts from the last few years. Do the quotes, cartoons, and links below still capture my issues with Earth Day and its zealots?
“I guess I have more faith in the planet than the naturalists do. I believe Earth to be a most intelligent being. Or as my Aunt Ruth used to say, ‘She knows what she’s doing.’”
“With the help of my parents, I came to realize that there will always be people beating their chests and yelling about our imminent demise. Some mean well and may even have a message worth hearing, but so many have something to gain by frightening and distracting us with a never-ending supply of impending global calamities.”
“Years ago, I was approached by a Green Peace environmentalist, who suggested I was evil for working for a chemical company. She screamed at me, ‘You’re killing our planet. You and your company are evil!'”
“It’s not that I don’t love the earth. Earth is great––awesome, even. It’s some of the people who live here that wear me out: the habitual hand-wringers who try to convince me that humanity is ruining the planet, and that she––Mother Earth––is on the brink of destruction.”
Yes. Yes they do.
Live happy, healthy, wealthy and safe.
Cort Dial is the President of Cort Dial Consulting, LLC and the author of Amazon Top 10 book, Heretics to Heroes, named the #1 Business Book of 2016 by Canada’s Globe and Mail. He offers business performance coaching to corporate executives and superior financial products and expert portfolio guidance to people of all income levels.