It’s not about saving the planet, but ourselves

George CarlinMany people think that the current Copenhagen climate conference is about saving the planet. I believe this not true as we are just trying to save ourselves from our own folly.

Our planet – whom you may refer to as Gaïa – will still be there long after we are gone. The brilliant George Carlin reminded us brilliantly of that in his bout about environmentalists.

This gem of green humour was first brought to my attention in June 2008 by Marguerite via her blog. Many thanks to her for that.

Now without further ado I let you watch the fantastic seven minute video that I hope you will like as much as I did.


I believe we have to act to save ourselves from climate change and many other environmental issues like water scarcity, pollutions of all kinds and so on. In fine saving ourselves from these modern days perils will kind of save the effing Planet…


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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