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Earth Day isn't about politics

On Earth Day this year, I will be planting two trees in a local park.

This is not a political act.

And yet, there are many who will see it that way because it occurs on a day politicians and environmental activists – especially on the left – have appropriated for political purposes.

By filtering environmental stewardship though the distorting lens of politics, we are losing the ability to enjoy the beautiful creation around us, making it more difficult to take actions that should otherwise be uncontroversial.

For example, during a recent lecture I gave, one member of the audience demanded that...


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