Wednesday, April 2, 2008

...What the hell

First off. Chapter three is coming. It will be here by next week. I promise. No more running away to play elsewhere.

That aside,

I am reading the news at the moment and I keep noticing that "they" (the mighty powers that be...and or the Associated Press) keep posting news articles with headlines like "Global Warming blamed for..." blah blah blah.

I am a firm believer and advocate in Global Warming. A tree hugger through and through.

But please...oh *not* make it sound like Global Warming is a person being convicted of a crime.

First Name: Global
Last Name: Warming
Crime: Breaking the Ice Shelf

Seriously. Global warming is a direct result of carelessness. It is not something that can shoulder responsibility. We, however, can (I know...who'd've thunk it!). So perhaps a more accurate headline would read:

Humans Excessive Use of Energy Blamed for Broken Ice Shelf....

I'm not saying that every human in the world is to blame or that we all need to live in the dark and revert back to the times of prehistory but we really need to start putting the responsibility where it belongs...not handing it off in typical fashion to a concept or cause.

All hail the wisdom of George Carlin all that time ago for kevetching about a War on Drugs. This is our war on a concept.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

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