…Earth Day — or the slightly melancholy day after, as Mark Steyn writes:
Happy Earth Day! April 22nd is the day when President Obama and the rest of the gang demonstrate their commitment to saving the planet by flying in to plant a tree somewhere. [QED — Ed] And say what you like but, when you’re looking for fellows who know how to dig a huge hole, Obama and Harry Reid are pretty much at the top of the list. My township in New Hampshire is 90 per cent forested, but you can never have too many trees, so on Earth Day I always like to plant a couple more, get the tree cover in my town up to 97, 98 per cent, whatever it takes to send climate change into reverse. Of course, it’s always a big pain in the neck the morning after Earth Day, when the holiday’s over, and it’s time to take down the trees. So these days I generally just plant artificial trees with the nice silvery tinselly branches, and then you can just take them down and put ’em in the attic till next year’s Earth Day.
Shh — don’t give the folks who blur the line between traditional Christianity and its successor religion any ideas.
Update: In contradistinction to Mark Steyn, fellow Canadian Ezra Levant prefers to celebrate Earth Day with a natural tree.
Sustainably and locally harvested, of course: