"Warning: Cynicism Reaching Critical Mass"

2007
Feb
2

I’m waiting patiently for the headline:

GROUNDHOG PREDICTS EARLY END TO WINTER, CONFIRMS GLOBAL WARMING

I’m not a Global Warming naysayer. In fact, my opinion on the subject was heavily influenced by the seriously alrming (and yes, alarmist) documentary almost 20 years ago by James “Connections” Burke, “After the Warming”. While it didn’t thoroughly sell me that “yeah, this is gonna happen”, it did convince me very early in the game that, if Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming does occur, it will happen slowly and almost imperceptibly, and not be fully confirmed and proven until it is too late to avoid disaster (a near-literal version of the classic Boiling Frog story). With that perspective, the usual overblown media fear-mongering and panic is not the bad thing it is for most issues. But overblown media fear-mongering and panic still makes me nauseous, even when it’s about a genuine threat. But hey, two decades after James Burke warned us? We’re probably already screwed. Happy Groundhog Day. (I’ll bet you wish I’d stuck with the sausage, right?)

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