Monday, January 08, 2007
Global warming, indeed
So it warms up in New York and everybody is hollering that it proves "global warming."
Meanwhile, Colorado gets blitzed by three successive blizzards, triggering a monster avalanche that sweeps people off a mountain road ... and people still holler "global warming"! If Manhattan is warm and it proves global warming, what does a sub-zero, snowbound Denver prove?
Aw, hell, I don't dispute the phenomenon of "global warming," and I won't even argue that man isn't playing a villainous role in it. But I will submit that too often in our culture, "news" is defined by what's happening in New York City, and not often enough by what's happening to everyone else.