Today's Earth Day

Today's Earth Day

Today's Earth Day

An expert thinks it may surprise some to learn that causing climate hysteria wasn't the original intent.

Earth Day was inspired by so-called "teach-ins" at various college campuses to raise awareness of the Vietnam war, and it was first observed in 1970, when a couple of environmentally conscious members of Congress coined the term.

Marc Morano of Climate Depot, "the most effective source of climate communication on Earth," says some radical, socialist-inspired ideas were there from the start, but so were some good and achievable goals.

Morano, Marc (Climate Depot) Morano

"The first Earth Day was also spurred by a desire by middle America, working class America, blue collar America to have the rivers cleaned up, to have cities and pollution cleaned up – water, air," he relays.

And it was successful.

"We have now, according to the World Health Organization, among the cleanest air in the world for humans to breathe," Morano reports. "Congratulations, United States of America."

But over the years, radicals and alarmists have taken over, and environmentalism has become a proxy fight for socialism, which the watchdog says is actually bad for the planet.

"We've proven that prosperity, wealth, and technological innovation is the way to a clean environment," he notes. "We know that central planning, socialism leads to a horrible environment."

Moreno goes on to advise people to ignore the hysteria they will likely hear today.

"The earth is a great earth," he contends. "You poke holes in it, and energy comes out in the form of oil, coal, [and] gas."