07 Sep '11, 4pm

So funny because it's true: @TheOnion nails core dilemma of tackling climate change

As individuals, how can we face the existential threat of climate change when we are continually reminded that everything we do -- the very act of living -- inexorably contributes to our own undoing? It’s sort of the world’s most angst-inducing question, which is why The Onion ’s take on it is so genius . Suppose you've just sat down in a crisply air-conditioned movie theater. Why not take the length of a preview or two to consider the building's massive carbon footprint? Imagine those greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere, disrupting ecosystems and causing infectious diseases to spread rampantly, particularly in regions of the world where the poorest people live. Visualize massive storm systems cutting widespread swaths of destruction. Think of your children's children dying horrible, unnecessary deaths. Without ever explaining itself, this Onion article points to ex...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-07-onion-article-neatly...

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