Walter Williams makes a refreshing point about how overwrought the discussion has become about all things environmental:
Despite these cataclysmic events, the earth survived. My question is: Which of these powers of nature can be matched by mankind? For example, can mankind duplicate the polluting effects of the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption or the asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs? It is the height of arrogance to think that mankind can make significant parametric changes in the earth or can match nature's destructive forces.The earth is pretty tough. Please stop screaming about the "fragile planet" as your excuse for demanding the governmental takeover of anything and everything.