... in all seriousness, I do believe we should be stewards of the earth but to do so doesn't mean we must idolize the environment to the point of self loathing. We need to realize there exists a greater threat to the environment than carbon emissions... the pollution of moral corruption.
While we chuckle about burning tires or effigies of Lenin [today is his birthday], we can take a somber moment to realize the moral pollution that permeates around us and soaks our soul. These issues should be more a source of our indignation than carbon footprints and worrying about the myth of population control.
Speaking of the population control myth, here is a pro-life spin of earth day.