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"We've had so many strange events, things are so different than they used to be, that I think most Alaskans now believe something profound is going on," said Dr. Glenn Juday, an authority on climate change at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. "We're experiencing indisputable climate warming. The positive changes from this take a long time, but the negative changes are happening real fast."

Floods, fires, a four-million acre forest killed by beetles. Even one of Alaska's Republican senators admits global warming is fucking shit up. Bush and his pathetic EPA, of course, only see the business benefits: "...climate change would bring a longer growing season and open ice-free seas in the Arctic for shipping." So, hey, Alaskans! Forget that the all that melting ice is flooding your houses, and the warmer temperatures are bringing in heretofore unseen pests like mosquitos to your formerly frosty little corner of the globe! Now you can grow kiwis and mangoes!

Again I say, we're screwed.

Replies: 3 Confessions

How many Biblical plagues is that since Bush took office? Quite a few, I'd imagine.

jima @ 06/17/2002 01:17 PM CST

Well, that "killing the first-born son" thing never came to pass.

amyc @ 06/17/2002 01:56 PM CST

I think we need to have a plague of toads and fire falling from the sky before we get to the killing of first born sons. So just hang on. We could still get there.

Phineas @ 06/17/2002 03:58 PM CST

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