When Carbon Belch Day was first launched in 2008, it was intended to follow Earth Day celebrations each year in order to wake the world up from its annual "Earth Day hangover". Today, as the global warming community becomes increasingly more militant with groups like Earth Hour telling the world to turn off its lights in solidarity with the global warming cause, we think it’s about time another voice is heard.
While somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Carbon Belch Day is a chance for those not marching in zombie-like step behind the global warming fanatics to "rage against the machine".
If you don’t warm up to Al Gore’s March 2008 statement on 60 Minutes that "those who still doubt that global warming is caused by man are acting like the fringe groups who think the 1969 moon landing never really happened, or who once believed the world is flat"; then Carbon Belch Day is for you.
Interestingly enough, the idea for Carbon Belch Day came as a result of listening to an over-the-top "news" segment on carbon emissions by one of global warming’s biggest fans, its media harbinger, National Public Radio. The "unbiased report" was so outrageous that it got us thinking, what better way to thumb our noses in the face of Al and his cronies than to "offset" their carbon offsets! Thus, Carbon Belch Day was born. On March 24th, prepare to "offset" all of our lights out buddies by demonstrating that some of us have not touched the global warming Kool-Aid offered by the left.
The challenge is a simple one; on March 24th do something out of the ordinary to increase your carbon footprint for the day, thus emitting a world-wide carbon "belch". Drive around the block an extra time, enjoying the beauty of nature. Drive your kids to the park. Blow the doors off that car next to you at that stoplight (come on, you know you’ve always wanted to do it!). Be creative. If you’re like us, you believe Mother Nature’s a big girl. She can handle it. Happy Carbon Belch Day!