Happy Birthday Earth Day (April 23, 2012)

. . .

CC1        “I remain surprised that Nixon signed the ‘Environmental Protection Act’ shortly after the first Earth Day in 1969.”

CC2        “Time to give some thought to passing the ‘Carbon Rebate and Climate Protection Act’ or some similar legislation.”

CC1        “You need a sexier name.”

CC2        “Sex Save Sex The Sex Planet Sex Act Sex.”

. . .

[The proposed ‘Carbon Rebate and Climate Protection Act’ or ‘Save Our Climate Act’ is discussed at http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org/ and some optimistic future scenarios are discussed at http://io9.com/5903810/optimistic-visions-of-the-world-after-the-oil-runs-out.]

[The Northern Mariana Islands Retirement Fund filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 17.  Stay tuned.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

A good planet is hard to find

“To declare national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation . . . .”

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