Gov. Bill Ritter celebrated Earth Day beneath an unblemished blue sky this morning by enacting several major pieces of his Climate Action Plan, including a statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction standard.
I’m curious to know why the phrase “an unblemished blue sky” was included in the lead sentence. It would have been a lot more compelling to read that Ritter was standing beneath “a smog-filled sky,” or that he was “drenched in sweat from the Climate Change-induced heat wave.”
But then again, Steven Hayward at Human Events explains how the radical environmental agenda has been a victim of its own success:
Time magazine this week is running its sixth cover story about global warming, but one of these days the editors of Time and other publications are going to grow bored with yet another â€œgreenâ€ issue, just as the media grew bored with the AIDS crisis, civil rights, the NASA space program, and other once front-burner issues. No doubt something else will come along (the threat of asteroids perhaps?), because it is the nature of the media and activist groups to find some new panic to ride. For the time being, ruin an environmentalistâ€™s day by celebrating Earth Day for the enormous progress it represents, not the panic they want you to feel.
Sounds like a great idea to me. I’m going to celebrate the “unblemished blue sky,” while Gov. Ritter seeks to burden the state’s businesses and consumers with new and costly regulations.