Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Global warming

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal noted that ABC News was looking for stories from people whose lives have "been directly affected by global warming."

(I haven't studied the arguments here, but this is like having ABC News look for stories from people whose lives have "been directly affected by black cats walking in front of them." Sorry. Petitio principii is neither good science nor good journalism.)

Still, Jeff Beliveau's response is useful:
" Tharg and me used to hunt mighty mammoth but he scared to cross ice bridge. It now too thin to take weight of even saber cat. Only mouse or rabbit can cross.

Many of my people have left the caves in search of food.

Sister's daughter's husband says it because of He-Who-Tamed-Fire. He say smoke from fire anger gods and they make it hot. Medicine Man say he full of mastodon droppings.

Medicine Man say Sun God told him Sun God get belly ache every 200 lifes of man. Belly ache make Sun God hotter, like when Og ate red berries birds don't touch.

Sun God say it good thing. He say now we can go south past ice to land he call 'Iowa.'

He mumble 'junk science' and 'media hype' and 'poorly educated reporters.' We no understand these powerful magic words. We afraid to say words now that Moon God warn us. She say magic words make research grants dry up. We no understand.

Must go, little Ky-Rock need help flaking obsidian.


Blogger jbeliveau said...

Hello and thanks for the post.

I never expected Taranto to read the copy of my silly little email to ABC yet alone post it. And now it's creeping its way across the web. Interesting to watch!

Jeff Beliveau

11:26 PM  

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