Growing up in the Connecticut public school system, environmental hysteria was a part of our everyday curriculum. In addition to endless songs and chants ("Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!"), and computer games where you had to foil the plots of evil bulldozers loose in the rainforest, Earth Day was celebrated with near-religious zeal. If you want a sense of what it was like, this South Park clip from back in 2001 is pretty accurate:
And if you're wondering why the ponytailed organizer says "Earth Day people are very unforgiving," scroll down to Ben Brophy's post on the sinister Ira Einhorn from earlier today.
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