Monday, March 13, 2006

Hopes Cruelly Dashed

Somedays, I have to admit to wondering whether the Edmonton Sun isn't actually getting its shit together (Not the Calgary version however; when your starting lineup features Byfield, Levant, Byfield, Corbella, and Henry, among others, you're past hope). However, whenever I start feeling too warm and fuzzy towards that rag, they run another Michael Jenkinson column, and order is restored. I will spare you most of the gory details, but I need to address a couple of points directly to Mr. Jenkinson.


1. Do not try to be funny. You will fail, and make yourself look like an even bigger prat than you actually are, which is difficult thought apparently not impossible.

2. You may just have won some sort of award for the lamest attempt to refute global warming. Congratulations.

3. As a corollary to point 2: While it is indeed ludicrous to think that the wood fires of prehistoric human beings caused episodes of global warming in the distant past, that does not mean it is similarly ludicrous to attribute modern global warming to human activity. For one thing, there are more of us now, and for another, we have more cars.

4. Go away.

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