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Earth Day 2010

EarthToday we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, an environmental “teach-in” first promoted by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. The environment of Nelson’s day was a little different than the one we now possess, not only in terms of an extra four decades of pollution, but in the attitudes and information the general public had about conservation. Whereas that public was first starting to consider conservation in their everyday lives, spurred by the first images of Earth from space, our current understanding of the seriousness of the problems we face threatens information overload. For some, especially those who think deeply about the environment for a living, Earth Day has transformed from a clarion call to change our lives into a cynical opportunity for greenwashing. We’ll be updating this overloaded Buzz throughout the day, so keep checking back in.

For Earth Day, Celebrate Stewart Brand

Tomorrow’s TableApril 22, 2010

Earth Day’s Untold Story: Climate Change & Human Health

Framing ScienceApril 22, 2010

Conservation Psychology: Think You’re Green? Think Again!

The Thoughtful AnimalApril 22, 2010

“Racing Towards a Cliff”

The Island of DoubtApril 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day (from Space)

Starts with a Bang!April 22, 2010

Earth Day: Sustainably Achieving Sustainability

OscillatorApril 22, 2010

No More Shopping Days Until Earth Day, but You Could Still Make Arbor Day!

Casaubon’s BookApril 22, 2010

Why I Hate Earth Day II: The Road to Hell in Baby Steps

Casaubon’s BookApril 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! Now go outside, and if the weather is crummy, why not play PHYLO?

The World’s FairApril 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! Now go outside, and if the weather is crummy, why not play PHYLO?

The World’s FairApril 22, 2010

Repost Compost for Earth Day

Dot PhysicsApril 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010: change I can believe in.

Adventures in Ethics and ScienceApril 22, 2010

The Greenest of Wash

Guilty PlanetApril 22, 2010

The River is Still Burning

Observations of a NerdApril 22, 2010

Earth Day has special significance this year

Greg Laden’s BlogApril 22, 2010

Why I Hate Earth Day

Casaubon’s BookApril 21, 2010

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