VIDEO: Earth: She’s Alive, Beautiful, Finite, Hurting…Worth Dying For

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I wasn’t going to write anything for Earth Day today, especially since I already wrote about he point of it all and because I take issue with the holiday. I could do without the pseudo-awareness being peddled out there here but I felt moved to write this when I came across this video. A nice way celebrate Earth Day is by actually remembering the planet we live on as opposed to clutching your reusable shopping bag or going to an oxymoronic Earth Day sale. Before descending into something schmaltzy this video offers of a reminder of how high the stakes are and how much of a threat environmentalism is to business as usual.

The photo above is via NASA, which is good for something after all and it couldn’t be big enough but click on it anyway, remember how grand this planet is, and how tiny we are.

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