Okay folks, its Earth Day on Friday (also Lenins birthday, for those who delight in coincidences). And the 10th edition of my Index of Leading Environmental Indicators is now up on the web at Pacific Research Institute and at AEI.
Highlights: Air pollution in 2004 was the lowest ever recorded since monitoring began in the 1950s. Also, sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants in Ohio have fallen by more than 50 percent over the last decade.
We are now gaining wetlands in the U.S., something I predicted five years ago that wed find out the next time the government did a wetlands survey. As recently as the 1970s we were still losing 100,000 acres a year.
The U.S. has gained nearly 10 million acres of forestland over the last decade--about five times the amount of forestland as in Europe.
The environmental movement is about to expire; in fact, they are discussing amongst themselves the best method of suicide.