As we've reported, the former White House green jobs czar sits on the board of Pachamama, a group dedicated to “building a global alliance of experts from around the world to bring forth the universal adoption and implementation of Rights of Nature." This idea echoes those of Bolivia who recently passed a sort of Bill of Rights for Mother Nature. In essence, leftist lawyers are lining up to defend the earth from crimes against nature inflicted by humans.
But with all the recent natural disasters, I can't help but wonder: If Van Jones supports Mother Nature's right to sue man, doesn't he then also support man's right to sue Mother Nature?
Environmentalists rail against human kind for inflicting all sorts of pain on Mother Nature -- from greenhouse gases to acid rain. If they feel Mother Nature deserves reparations for these so-called crimes, what recourse do the Japanese have following the recent devastating earthquakes and tsunami which wiped whole villages off the map. Honestly, Mother Nature can be so cruel and thoughtless.
And what about the people of our southern states who are being bombarded with horrible storms spawning ferocious tornadoes. In the case of Mother Nature vs. human kind, I find Mother Nature guilty.
Don't worry about Mother Nature, though. I'm sure the government would not hesitate to bail her out -- she's way too big to fail. And, as many of us learned growing up, "it's not nice" to fool with Mother Nature...