British economist Barbara Ward has been quoted as saying:

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.”

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Bailey Jones

[thumbup] This spring - with so much of the landscape killed off by the freeze - is the perfect time to think about planting more bird and insect friendly plants and trees.

Carlos Ponce

Planting plants and trees makes more sense than that Paris Climate Accord.

Carlos Ponce

Earth Day - April 22. I remember the first Earth day on April 22, 1970. We had a school assembly. But why April 22, 1970 on the day of Vladimir Lenin's 100th birthday, born on April 22, 1870? Coincidence?

Emilio Nicolas

Ponce: Also the day Henry VIII became king. Coincidence? Also the 19th recorded passage of Hailey's Comet. Coincidence?

Carlos Ponce

" Also the day Henry VIII became king".... No, he was not. He was crowned on June 24, 1509. Maybe you were thing about one of the other King Henrys.

Haley's comet came into view April 10, 1910 reaching perihelion on April 20-21, 1910.

But you don't get it.

Vladimer Lenin: born April 22, 1870.

First Earth Day April 22, 1970 on Lenin's 100th birthday.

Get it? 1870, 1970? 100th anniversary of his birthday.

Emilio Nicolas

No, I wrote “became king”. That was April 22nd. The crowning ceremony was later. Words matter. Coincidence?

Carlos Ponce

He became king upon coronation. Now if you are going by the death of his predecessor, Henry VII died on April 21, 1509. As Maxwell Smart would say, " Missed it by that much."

First Earth Day April 22, 1970,

Vladimir Lenin's birthday April 22, 1870. Looks like you still don't get it.

Carlos Ponce

Emilio, view the following:

Emilio Nicolas

Ponce: He became king before the coronation.

At least you seem to acknowledge Goldwater lost the election!

Carlos Ponce

Royalfamily,fandom???? Really? And who cares? You still don't get it!!!!!

Emilio Nicolas

Since a period of time has often passed between accession and coronation, some monarchs were never crowned. ... A monarch, however, accedes to the throne the moment their predecessor dies, not when they are crowned, hence the traditional proclamation: "The king is dead, long live the king!"

Carlos Ponce

"A monarch, however, accedes to the throne the moment their predecessor dies"

Okay, royal fanboy, Henry VII died April 21, 1509.

Stop the nonsense.You don't get it.

Emilio Nicolas

It would appear we are both mistaken on the date. Coincidence?

Carlos Ponce

Whatever you say royal fanboy Emilio. This thread is going nowhere.

Bailey Jones

"The effects of climate change can be expected to shave 11 percent to 14 percent off global economic output by 2050 compared with growth levels without climate change, according to a report from Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest providers of insurance to other insurance companies. That amounts to as much as $23 trillion in reduced annual global economic output worldwide as a result of climate change."

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