In NYC, the city with the gigantic skyscrapers, there are fancy little televisions inside the cabs, as you drive between the endless and enormous digital billboards. Doesn't that sound green?
Regardless, on Earth Day, I watched one story from a lovely female reporter on the way to the studio that highlights just how ridiculous the mindless idiocy of environmentalism can get. Paraphrasing the report, (which i believe was from NBC, but i'm not certain):
"One of the best reasons to recycle is for jobs! That's right! Did you know that recycling paper requires five times the amount of employees as does creating the paper from scratch? It's just another reason to make sure you recycle!"
Seriously? You're bragging about the fact that it takes five times the amount of employees to create the same product? If that's a good thing, lets turn off all of our computers and get rid of all of our construction equipment. We can hire thousands of people to do each mathematical calculation with pencil and paper instead of using Microsoft Excel. And we can hire millions to start moving earth with Dixie Cups instead of using bulldozers.
What you are describing ma'am, is called inefficiency--and only in the world of environmentalism is it seen as something to brag about.