Tilting At Eco Windmills On Valentine's Day
Despite evidence to the contrary, the eco lobby are still finding inventive ways to make us believe that the world is going to implode because of the way we allegedly abuse the planet. For them this is a 24/7 labour of ignorance and even today of all days, on Valentine's day, they want us to relinquish the traditonal Byronic gestures of cards and chocolates by instead sending a pot plant and an email. Oh how my beating heart weeps.
Since time of creation, the earth has survived many changes in its existence which saw a natural cull of prehistoric animals, mammals and fish. Yet still the oh-so-gullible eco brigade actually believe they can save a polar bear by making everyone else turn to cyberspace by abandoning the traditional Valentine's card. With suggestions like that, is it any wonder that most of them can't get a date for Valentine's Day.
Whether the ecologists like it or not, regardless of whatever energy-saving directives are coming out of Parliament here in the UK, Europe and the rest of the so-called developed world, the fact is the planet is going to continue to change in a way that will always unsettle the conservationists because that is what it does. It's called evolution.
As much as they try to halt the natural order, the world will continue to do what it has always done since before records began by screwing with the weather with a heady mix of environmental droughts and flooding. Like it or not, that's the way it is because that's the way it has always been and no amount of green taxes, plastic bag banishment, wind turbine building or culling of flatulent cattle is ever going to make the slightest bit of difference.
This is Valentine's Day, a day for romantics, but if environmentalists believe that the consequences of 21st century living is in any way responsible for making possible the extinction of the polar bear, then they should think about what happened to the dinosaurs. Because whether they like it or not, they didn't become extinct because of passive smoking.