Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Innovative Solutions to Global Warming: Attack the Discovery Channel

Let me start out by saying that I am making light of something that was literally a life-or-death situtation for some people.  I'm not trying to be insensitive, just a little irreverent.  Speaking of irreverence...


Almost all scientists who have studied global climate change agree that it either already is or is going to be a problem.  Even if you argue that a slightly warmer climate might be preferable to our current model, the fact is that we have based world civilization on the current climate and changing everything we've built over the last several centuries is going to be harder culturally, economically, and politically than leaving things be.  However some change is coming even if it's not in the climate - significantly lowering our carbon emissions is no walk in the park.  Basically what I'm trying to get at is that we could use some outside-the-box thinking in this area.

Thanks to mental problems, cable TV, and the availability of firearms in our country, we now have another idea:  stage a full-scale assault on the Discovery Channel.  From the Associated Press:
"A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint..."
Apparently he felt that the Discovery channel was "encouraging the birth of... more parasitic human infants" and needed to be stopped.  I'm not sure I can explain a thought process that... um... unique in words so here's a pictorial representation:
 Whatever else you might call this guy, you certainly can't say he thinks inside the box.

1 comment:

  1. First off, this way a very regrettable experience.

    That said I am also confused why this guy decided to pick the Discovery Channel of all entities to take out his problems on. I mean, it's true they sometimes (okay often) sensationalize science but blaming them for population/birth rate issues is really dumb.


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