Happy Earth Day


Every year we celebrate Earth Day, because we have been given this wonderful, beautiful planet and it is truly a joy to behold.

It is important that we remember that it is a gift to us, and that WE are responsible for its care, from the simple act of not littering, to the most important global impacts of not polluting the waters, reducing the impacts of climate change, and general good husbandry of this magnificent ball we call ours.

For quite some time, there has been political debate on whether there is climate change or not. People ignoring or denying that climate change is true will not change the fact that the planet is in danger, or that we are mostly the cause. People can say that the sky is neon green, but that doesn’t make it so.

Scientists have said that the next major group of animals to go extinct will be human beings. The problem is that we can destroy the planet with us, and the people who ignore the scientists’ and environmentalists’ warnings are only walking down the path of destruction.

THERE IS NO PLANET B

In honor of Earth Day and in recognition of all the beauty that still surrounds us, I share here a beautiful man-made and natural scene, the Biltmore House and its gardens here in Asheville, NC.

Namaste,

Idealisticrebel

Biltmore House Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
Garden after Garden Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
Color upon Color Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
So much color Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
The Garden Wall Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
Beauty never ending Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
Beauty never seems to end Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
Pastels in Bloom Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017
Photo and Copyright Barbara Mattio 2019

2 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day

  1. fgsjr2015 says:

    Too many mainstream news-media corporate-board officers and senior editors remain unfazed by manmade global warming and its resultant extreme weather events. And it’s not just Fox News but rather pretty much the entire mainstream news-media spectrum that are complicit — especially in regards to human-created climate change.

    In an interview with the online National Observer (posted Feb.12, 2019), Noam Chomsky noted that while the mainstream news-media, including The New York Times, do publish stories about man-made global warming, “It’s as if … there’s a kind of a tunnel vision — the science reporters are occasionally saying ‘look, this is a catastrophe,’ but then the regular [non-environmental pro-fossil fuel] coverage simply disregards it.”

  2. sedge808 says:

    we love earth day ❤

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