Back when it started, I thought Earth Day was a trick to divert the attention of us college kids from the Vietnam war. More recently, I suspected climate change was a ruse to turn nuclear power and its deadly waste into a "clean" energy source. For Earth Day 2022, it seems we're about to about to get better at environmentalism, with celebration of creation joined to urgent attention to planet-friendly policy. Healthy skepticism helps, as discussed in "Let's get Earth Day right," page 10. –Fletcher Farrar, editor

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Fletcher Farrar

Fletcher Farrar is president of Illinois Times .

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