Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Earth Day is here, and I'm hopeful that a lot of people will take this day to look at their way of life, and possibly do something to change it, although I have to admit that I'm not very hopeful of this. Most people give Earth Day lip service, or worse, they laugh at it derisively.

I know there are a lot of conservatives out there who think that we don't need to worry about what we're doing to the Earth, but they're wrong. There are even a few who think that we don't need to worry about it because God will save us...they're REALLY wrong.

The Earth is the only home we have, and there's not much chance that we'll be going to the stars any time soon, and even if we do, Mars would be the most hospitable planet, and the Earth on her worst day is a hell of a lot more hospitable than Mars, so we need to take care of our planet.

I really wish I would have finished the edits of Red Moon Rising earlier, because Earth Day would have been the perfect day to release it, but alas, I was too slow.

There are a lot of books out there that look at what could happen if we continue to screw with the planet, but I'll plug the one that I edited, and that would be Ecotastrophe. This was an anthology that looked at some possible futures for our planet. Some of the stories were very bleak, while others were a little more hopeful, although all of them have the underlying idea that we need to change our ways.


1 comment:

David said...

To find encouragement on this Earth Day, learn about the green school movement spreading around the country. PBS is airing Growing Greener School all month.