Sunday, April 13, 2008

Climate Change and Witches

Nicholas Kristof serves up the kind of thinking that makes global warming ripe for parody:
As we pump out greenhouse gases, most of the discussion focuses on direct consequences like rising seas or aggravated hurricanes. But the indirect social and political impact in poor countries may be even more far-reaching, including upheavals and civil wars — and even more witches hacked to death with machetes.
There are lots of good reasons to curtail dangerous warming, but avoiding the consequences of the ridiculous beliefs of ignorant people is pretty far down the list. I'm pretty sure they will find excuses to hack one another to death whether the climate is warming or not.

1 comment:

Sylvia Tognetti said...

ok, but global warming itself is the consequence of ridiculous beliefs of ignorant people (including experts...)