Cancel Earth Day, Stop Green Guilt
We are told that Earth Day is about enjoying nature, anticipating exciting green technologies, and promoting human health. It isn’t. It is about guilt for the very thing that makes enjoyment, technology, and health possible–our industrial, capitalist way of life. When environmentalists tell us to be “green” on Earth Day by turning out our lights, hand-washing our clothes, and not using our cars, they are saying that what we do every other day of the year is wrong–that it is destructive and “unsustainable.”
At the Ayn Rand Center, we believe that industrial life is something to be proud of and something billions around the globe desperately need to emulate. We condemn the 40 years of apocalyptic, pseudo-scientific environmentalist predictions–such as environmentalist hero Paul Ehrlich’s prediction that hundreds of millions of people would starve by 1980. We recognize the ability of free minds and free markets to make human life better and better, no matter what nature throws at us.
For a unique perspective on the history, science, economics, and philosophy behind Earth Day, we invite you to explore the following resources.
The Real Meaning of Earth Hour By Keith Lockitch
No More Green Guilt By Keith Lockitch
[pullquote] The environmentalist goal . . . is to protect nature,
not for man, but from man.
Climate Vulnerability and The Indispensable Value Of Industrial Capitalism [pdf] by Keith Lockitch
Man vs. Nature By Peter Schwartz.
The Green Energy Fantasy By Keith Lockitch
The Danger of Environmentalism By Michael S. Berliner
Rachel Carson’s Genocide By Keith Lockitch
Who Will Defend Industry From Eco-Terrorism By Onkar Ghate
Environmentalism’s Dangerous Campaign for “Safety” By Alex Epstein
Video and Audio
Featured Video: Earth Day: 40th Anniversary. Environmentalism and Its Impact.
Interview featuring Keith Lockitch and Onkar Ghate.
A Critique of Climate Change Science and Policy.
Featuring Keith Lockitch. http://arc-tv.com/a-critique-of-climate-change-science-and-policy/
View accompanying slides (PDF)
Back to the Dark Ages? Today’s attacks on Reason and Individualism.
By Peter Schwartz
Climate Change Policies Making Life More Dangerous.
Featuring Keith Lockitch. http://arc-tv.com/climate-change-policies-making-life-more-dangerous/
No Environmental Footprint, No Life.
Featuring Keith Lockitch. http://arc-tv.com/no-environmental-footprint-no-life/
Earth Day Interview.
By Keith Lockitch. http://arc-tv.com/earth-day/
The Triumph and Tragedy of the Oil Industry.
By Alex Epstein http://arc-tv.com/the-triumph-and-tragedy-of-the-oil-industry/
[Listen to streaming audio of the entire course, or download it all in MP3 format.]