Feel like the whole "Green" movement is about to give you a green movement of your own? There's a holiday planned just for you! June 12 has been declared "Carbon Belch Day" by the conservative alliance Grassfire.org. What does one do on such a holiday? Anything your consuming, carbon-abusing little heart desires: bottled water? Crush that petroleum bottle on your forehead. Run the dishwasher half full? Heck, yes!
140,000 people have already pledged to celebrate the big eco-emission, and it's not just for the sake of polluting — the want to rally support to oppose the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, a measure which would establish a corporate carbon cap-and-trade system, a plan they think makes little sense. One of the organizers says "Somehow, this bogus idea of environmental indulgences has become accepted as a real and valid way to deal with our carbon guilt."
Want to see how bad you can be? They have a carbon calculator to let you see exactly "how big is your belch." Are they right — is promoting the fear of global warming exactly what the cause doesn't need? Is cap-and-trade a disaster? Is this a smart backlash ploy against a the threat of a big carbon-market place?