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First Earth Day
Airdate: Wednesday - April 22, 1970

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On this show Shep discusses this first 'Earth Day' He compares man to other animals and their adaptability to their environment. He tells how the Koala Bear is not adaptable, it survives on eucalyptis trees only wheras man can adapt to different foods as others become hard to find. The cockroach, a subject Shep dicusses quite often, is very adaptable. They can survive on wood, leather, leaves, and even cigar butts. Some creatures are more fertile than others, multiplying at significant rates. The elephant barely reproduces to maintain its existence, where the cockroach multiplys at an incredible rate. Man, like rats, become extremely paranoid when living in close quarters. Shep predicts that by the end of the century there will be an exodous out of the big cities. Man is a nest fowler. He fowls his nest and then moves on to another one. People will be moving to the vast open spaces out West. By the end of the 21st century Shep believes that there will be more communities living on the waterways in river houseboats, or in the middle of Lake Superior in large cities.
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By: Jim Clavin
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