Got this email recently from Jeremy Symons, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior vice president for conservation and education:

I was returning from a meeting in Congress a week ago and saw the following “green jobs” scene, and thought I’d share this picture. The workers had a number of these trees that they were planting. The physical similarity to the immortalized raising of the flag on Iwo Jima struck me and I snapped this picture. Not long after seeing this, I listened to retired Marine and U.S. Senator John Warner compare our efforts to pass a climate bill with Marine tactics in WWII: first establish a beach-head from which you can base your operations and win the war.


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Published: June 11, 2009