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In early observance of Earth Day 2017, some brilliant wit and wisdom from George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’

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AEI In early observance of Earth Day 2017, some brilliant wit and wisdom from George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’ Green trigger warning: This blog post may be upsetting to those who consider Earth Day to be a green holy day of obligation in their religions of ecology or their churches of sustainability. Earth Day is coming up this Saturday (April 22) and it’s the 47th anniversary this year of the “Green Holy Day” that started in 1970. According to the Earth Day website, this year’s theme is “Environmental & Climate Literacy.” To observe Earth 2017 Earth Day, I’ll be featuring a series of educational posts about environmental issues (and climate literacy) over the next week. To help start the celebration of 2017 Earth Day, this post features the late stand-up comedian/philosopher George Carlin in the video above titled “Saving the Planet,” featured annually on CD around Earth Day (***Warning: Some profanity and strong language***).

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In early observance of Earth Day 2017, some brilliant wit and wisdom from George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’

Green trigger warning: This blog post may be upsetting to those who consider Earth Day to be a green holy day of obligation in their religions of ecology or their churches of sustainability.

Earth Day is coming up this Saturday (April 22) and it’s the 47th anniversary this year of the “Green Holy Day” that started in 1970. According to the Earth Day website, this year’s theme is “Environmental & Climate Literacy.To observe Earth 2017 Earth Day, I’ll be featuring a series of educational posts about environmental issues (and climate literacy) over the next week.

To help start the celebration of 2017 Earth Day, this post features the late stand-up comedian/philosopher George Carlin in the video above titled “Saving the Planet,” featured annually on CD around Earth Day (***Warning: Some profanity and strong language***).

In early observance of Earth Day 2017, some brilliant wit and wisdom from George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’

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Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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