Climate change – something that is possibly worth some consideration?
WASHINGTON—According to a report released this week by the Center for Global Development, climate change, the popular mid-2000s issue that raised awareness of the fact that the earth’s continuous rise in temperature will have catastrophic ecological effects, has apparently not been resolved, and may still be a problem.
While several years have passed since global warming was considered the most pressing issue facing mankind, recent studies from the Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and basically any scientific report available on the issue confirmed that it is not only still happening, but might also be worth stopping.
“Global warming, if you remember correctly, was the single greatest problem of our lifetime back in 2007 and the early part of 2008,” CGD president Nancy Birdsall said. “But then the debates over Social Security reform and the World Trade Center mosque came up, and the government had to shift its focus away from the dramatic rise in sea levels, the rapid spread of deadly infectious diseases, and the imminent destruction of our entire planet.”
“Last year’s federal budget included more than $200 million in funding for the Office of Personnel Management,” Birdsall said. “Since nobody really knows what that is, we suggest that money perhaps be spent making sure the oceans don’t turn into acid.”
I’ll let you read the rest of the article over the Onion (of course).
Um… “may still be a problem” and “might also be worth stopping”?? Is this an attempt to be a bit tongue-in-cheek or are Onion readers really that out of touch with this issue?
The Onion is a satirical news organisation – I think it’s safe to say that their readers are fully aware of the urgency needed to address climate change. In other news, a $30 trillion farm subsidy bill accidentally passed leaving the US waist deep in soy beans: http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-waistdeep-in-soybeans-after-30-trillion-far,18422/