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New Year’s Resolutions for the Environment January 3, 2011

One of my new year’s resolutions is to blog more often, but I suspect that just about every blogger out there promises to do the same. I got my stats from WordPress for 2010 – over 1,100 views. Not too shabby for someone who writes 1-2 times a month if lucky, but I’m sure I can do better than that. Posting once a week might be a pipe dream, but that’s what I’m aiming for.

New year’s resolutions are always easy to keep initially; much harder to do so long term.  But some resolutions are so important that every effort should be made to make sure they come true.  If the environment could make a few resolutions for 2011, what would they be?  Taking some liberties and pretending to be Mother Earth for a few moments, here are the top five new year’s resolutions for the environment this year:

5.) Let Fall stick around a little longer; none of this jumping from Summer straight to Winter!

4.) Send out an insect plague to devour all the Japanese knotweed and Kudzu in the U.S.

3.) Put out some extra wind near turbines to keep that alternative energy flowing.

2.) Improve rainforest habitat so that a few species can come back from the brink of extinction.

1.) Show more clear-cut signs that the climate is indeed warming so that deniers have nothing to say.

The environment, unfortunately, cannot speak for itself and cannot purposefully make any of these resolutions come true.  But hopefully through the actions of concerned and curious conservationists, some of these objectives can be reached.

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