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George Carlin on the Environment...

"The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great.

"It's been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? Planet has been here four and a half billion years. We've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over 200 years.

"Two hundred years versus four and a half billion, and we have the conceit to think that somehow we're a threat, that somehow we're going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just a-floating around the sun?

"The planet has been through a lot worse than us, been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages - and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference?

"The planet isn't going anywhere. We are. We're going away."