* As Donald Shimoda put it, "I'll quote the truth wherever I find it, thank you."
I have never seen...
- A bison throw a cigarette butt out a car window
- A flock of geese rip the top off a mountain
- A seal cause an oil spill
- A hippo drive a Hummer off a dealer's lot
- A lemur leave the faucet dripping
- A raccoon go out for the evening and leave all the lights in the house on
- A bobcat fight legislation to lower smokestack emissions
- A songbird sing "Drill Baby, Drill"
- A panda dump raw sewage into a river
- A pride of lions so dependent on oil that they're willing to wage war over it
- A slug . . . claim that our biggest worry is global cooling
- A gorilla fail to keep its tires properly inflated
- A salmon pollute a stream with mercury
- An elephant claim that his God says it's okay to pillage the world's natural resources willy-nilly because pachyderms are the "chosen ones"
- A lizard mock public transportation
- A penguin claim that the melting polar ice caps are no big deal
- A crocodile think up new ways to go overboard on plastic packaging for portable electronics
- A Yangtze River dolphin do much of anything lately
Full post is here, on the Daily Kos site.
UPDATED: A Cool Green Science post that came through my reader also warrants inclusion: We Don't Need Earth Day. We Need An Earth Generation. With points like this it's definitely worth a read:
- We need a generation that will apply the same ingenuity it applied to Facebook and iTunes to finding sustainable, scalable and affordable solutions to our insatiable appetite for energy.
- We need a generation that doesn’t see natural landscapes and the services they provide as an inexhaustible dumping ground, but builds those services into the financial equations of development and wealth.
- We need a generation that looks for beauty in grasslands and mountains, not just on LCD screens and netbooks.
Full post is here at Cool Green Science.