All the Animal species on the planet today represent less than 1% of all the Animal species that every lived on the earth. Discovering a new species only means we hadn't seen it yet, nothing else.
1 out of 5 people on the planet today have no access to clean drinking water. The FDA recommends no more than 1 serving per week of freshwater fish, unless you want to light up like a thermometer, etc, etc.
The US might be getting slightly cleaner but that is only because we outsourced our pollution. Many believe it was jobs that were outsourced, nope mostly the pollution. Go visit Linfen, China and you might have a different perspective other than the right wing television version you are promoting.
I think you might want to check some facts other than the GOP handbook. The planet is resilient but the human race is pushing ahead way faster than the planet can recover. The pollution problem is far larger than the US, we just started it.
Yeah, those coal plants are really hurting the environment...that is why the air gets cleaner every year, and the forest grows where it once was cut for fuel, and more animal species are discovered each year.
I can't believe humans survive in the cesspool that is our environment today...
What is a failure is unregulated capitalism which created the financial crisis. My you have a short memory. There is no such thing as free-market capitalism when insiders run the show. Unregulated capitalism is anarchy pure and simple.
Capitalism did not fail. Capitalism is freedom. Freedom works where ever it is tried.
The financial crisis was caused by the lack of freedom (capitalism) specifically:
1) The GSE distortion of the mortgage market
2) The financial markets look ahead to an Obama and Democrat controlled United States
The financial markets were crushed by the reality we are living today...a lack from capitalism and more socialism...just like Japan and Europe.
But the secret to harnessing the sun's power is right under you nose. It was discovered in a field in Pennsylvania 150 years ago. It saved the Eastern forest and the whale. It brought man from a hand-to-mouth existence to modern comfort and environmental health.
It is called...fossil fuels. Try it some time...
Solar will bring us back to a hand-to-mouth existence. (With a little help from government and you socialists).