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Friday, July 25, 2014

The tipping point - out of control...

Sou | 4:04 AM Go to the first of 4 comments. Add a comment

A previously unheard of 1,500 people per million ...


You dreaded this moment, but it looks like it has finally come. We've passed the tipping point...

The fact that the very existence of global warming somehow remains a topic of contention demonstrates that the density of these skeptics has spiraled out of control,” McCarthy said, citing data from the report showing that the concentration of the most ardent deniers recently reached a previously unheard-of 1,500 people per million. “While the U.S. remains the planet’s largest producer of climate change skeptics, countries halfway around the world are suffering environmental destruction from the actions of these people who refuse to acknowledge the threat of extreme weather conditions and rising sea levels. The effects of these outspoken deniers are truly global in scope.”

Read the full story at the Onion.

4 comments:

Joe said...

I love the Onion. First off, they're hilarious. Second, sometimes they're funny without saying things that aren't even far from reality. At that point, you have to go hmmm.

My favorite was when the Chinese govt believed an Onion story that the North Korean dictator was the sexiest man alive: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/world/asia/north-korea-china-onion/

Anonymous said...

This is a brilliant satire on Fox News.

"Panelists debate whether the U.S. is doing enough to heed the warnings of coal industry scientists who say turbines could blow the Earth right into the sun."

http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-coal-lobby-warns-wind-farms-may-blow-e,20876/
http://www.theonion.com/articles/official-poster-for-terminal-gust,20878/

Joe said...

video was awesome

Kevin O'Neill said...

The all-time best Onion headline was back in 2001, after Bush was handed the Presidency by the Supreme Court, when they wrote:

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

Truer, more prescient words were never written.