Well, Sunday was Earth Day, and as I drove my kids in our decade-old SUV to do some charitable work for actual human beings, it occurred to me that maybe one of the reasons we were able to roll down the windows was global warming.
And then I thought about some other stuff and turned the radio on.
I think the earth is probably warming, although I think the extent of man’s contribution to this and our ability to do a damned thing about it without destroying the economic lives of millions of medium wage earners is small to non-existent, especially with the Chinese and Indians insisting on getting a free pass for years so they can get their chance to pollute the earth.
I don’t think every environmental regulation is wrong, even if they’re bad for Corporate America. But I do think our focus should be much more on known pollutants and all the garbage we throw into the ocean for fish and whales to dodge, or eat. Reusables and recyclable materials should be emphasized instead of hysteria over Manhattan become a lake in 100 years. But I’m old-fashioned that way.
And we should promote economic growth, which tends to increase efficiency and can result in less pollution. What could have helped the environment more than the technological revolution and all those people who no longer commute, for example?
Anyway, Norm MacDonald is a conservative comedian, though he doesn’t emphasize this, for obvious reasons, as Shania Twain is surely finding out today after accidentally revealing she would have voted for President Trump were she not Canadian.
Here he is riffing on Earth Day. There are a couple of sex wisecracks, in case you’re offended.