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There is plenty to be worried about in regards to the Environment, including one of the most dire threats that our global population will ever face in Climate Change. But today is the 46th Earth Day, and I want to celebrate by posting this link to celebrate a lot of the good that the Environmental Movement has accomplished.

46 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

And today we are going to add another accomplishment because of the Climate Change Deal that was signed last year in Paris. Today, that climate change agreement is open for countries to formally sign. And as many as 170 countries are expected to sign, including the two largest polluters in the world in China and the United States.
 

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NatGeo's website apparently refuses to allow use if you have an adblocker turned on.

They can go **** themselves.
 

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2. 1972 Notorious Toxic Chemical Banned

DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is a colorless, nearly odorless insecticide that was widely used in the post-war era to increase farm productivity and fight mosquitoes. Although a Nobel Prize was awarded for its discovery, scientists eventually realized that DDT was causing problems in the environment, including thinning the shells of birds. Rachel Carson popularized this research in the 1962 book Silent Spring). After DDT was banned, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and many other endangered bird species returned from the brink of extinction.

I only got to No2. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1259

This is a story of triumph and tragedy. The triumph occurred in the middle part of the 20th century, when the larger part of mankind finally succeeded in overcoming the ravages of malaria, the deadly infectious disease that had afflicted the human race since the dawn of time (and which, by one estimate, had killed approximately half the people who had ever lived on earth). But within three decades, the triumph would give way to tragedy when leftist ideologues, professing concern for the integrity of the natural environment, collaborated to ban the use of the pesticide best known by the acronym DDT—the very substance that had made it possible to vanquish malaria from vast portions of the globe. By means of that ban, environmentalists effectively ensured that, over the course of the ensuing 30+ years, more than 50 million people would die needlessly of a disease that was entirely preventable.

Crimes against humanity.
 

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Why don't they call it "Alarmists Day" or "Chicken Little Day?"

Lol, 'dire threats' You are too funny.
 

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NatGeo's website apparently refuses to allow use if you have an adblocker turned on.

They can go **** themselves.

I agree.

If sites need ads to stay in business, then who needs them.
 

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Why don't they call it "Alarmists Day" or "Chicken Little Day?"

Lol, 'dire threats' You are too funny.

No.

We just need to tell the Chicken Little's they are not welcome to Earth day.
 

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We just need to tell the Chicken Little's they are not welcome to Earth day.

You are right. The Earth, if it could speak, would love mankind for utilizing all of its abundant resources to their benefit. No other animal appreciates what the earth really is.
 

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[h=1]Seven Earth Day predictions that failed spectacularly[/h] Never Trust The Doom-Mongers: Earth Day Predictions That Were All Wrong The Daily Caller, 22 April 2016 Andrew Follett Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists…
 

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There is plenty to be worried about in regards to the Environment, including one of the most dire threats that our global population will ever face in Climate Change. But today is the 46th Earth Day, and I want to celebrate by posting this link to celebrate a lot of the good that the Environmental Movement has accomplished.

46 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

And today we are going to add another accomplishment because of the Climate Change Deal that was signed last year in Paris. Today, that climate change agreement is open for countries to formally sign. And as many as 170 countries are expected to sign, including the two largest polluters in the world in China and the United States.

One thing this will do: This moves the Failed Stimulus into second place as the least effective, most expensive move of the Obama Administration.

It was hard to imagine something even less useful and even more expensive than the Failed Stimulus, but, obviously, everyone's imagine must expand to encompass the possibilities of failure presented by the Boondoggle Kid.
 

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NatGeo's website apparently refuses to allow use if you have an adblocker turned on.

They can go **** themselves.

For future reference, if you run across a website like that will initially load, then check your adblocker and prevent you from doing anything else - just stop loading the page after the content and before the adblock check and you will be good to go.
 

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For future reference, if you run across a website like that will initially load, then check your adblocker and prevent you from doing anything else - just stop loading the page after the content and before the adblock check and you will be good to go.

It doesn't matter. If a site needs ads so badly to survive, what does it say about the site?
 
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