Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The _____ is _____ing

The Arctic is screaming.

The Media is selling.

The Governments are funding.

The Grants are flying.

This Writer is yawning.


Anonymous said...

I'm thinking: it's about time the Northwest passage cleared up a bit so China would have a shorter water route to ship goods to Europe.

What, now I'm a environmentally insensitive bastard for not getting my shorts in a twist because the Arctic melted, as it has done before in recorded history? So much for my degree in Atmospheric Science...

Tam said...

When they're growing wheat on the Lief Eriksson spread in Greenland again, let me know.

Weer'd Beard said...

Why didn't they put the word "Scientist" in quotes as well.

I've worked for govenment scientists before, and I've found in most cases a politically correct result is far more important than a statistically valid one.

Hey 100% of Cherry Picked "Scientists" Agree: "The Arctic is Screaming" The rest of us just aren't listening hard enugh

Canthros said...

From CNN: "The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming," said Zwally, who as a teenager hauled coal. "Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died. It is time to start getting out of the coal mines."

If I understand his metaphor right, he's saying responsible people should be leaving the planet.

... I can't be the only one hoping they might carry through on that idea.

Anonymous said...

There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going.

There's no knowing where we're rowing, or which way the river's flowing.

Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing?

Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing?

YES! The danger must be growing, for the rowers keep on rowing AND THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!!!

Anonymous said...

The stars are falling.
The heat is rising.
The past is calling.

Granted said...

While I agree with canthros that it would be great if they meant that it was time to finally go into space... These are absolutely not the people I want to design something that has to keep me alive in a vacuum. You know what I'm saying?

Rabbit said...


Damn. All this time I thought it was my tinnitus.

Does the Arctic have a mouth I could stuff a sock into? I could use a little quiet.


breda said...

the article states:"It's an amount of water that could cover Washington, D.C., a half-mile deep, researchers calculated."


Canthros said...

Granted: I wasn't sufficiently clear. I'm not talking about mankind going into space. I'm talking about the busybodies heading off into the great black yonder, C Ark-style.

Anonymous said...


It is about time we were able to access the northwest passage routinely. It will also make exploring for Oil a heck of a lot easier as we can shoot seismic without worrying about the pack ice.

Heck, I have a big job up in the actic I should try to delay a year or two so it would be cheaper to do in the ice free season.

DBA Dude said...

For some real Arctic fun head over to YouTube and enter Top Gear North Pole.

Now that's entertainment.

perlhaqr said...

Canthros: Hey now, just because they're a load of useless bloody loonies, that's no reason to shoot them off in the inky blackness.

Oh wait. Yes it is. My mistake.