Thursday, October 25, 2012

Keeping Abreast of Climate Change






I'm going to apologize up front for the header on this blog entry. Some puns are irresistible. A few weeks ago there was a huge media kerfuffle about the publication of topless photos of Kate Middleton, Prince William's bride. Well, the photos weren't topless, but apparently Kate was and some intrusive toad of a photographer snapped some shots which were subsequently published.



During the height of the media storm Kate and Williams jetted off to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific where they were warmly greeted by residents, including some topless women. It shows where our priorities are that the breasts of a royal were far more important news than the fact that the Solomon Islands are disappearing because of climate change. As sea levels rise some low-lying islands are awash and the water table of others is being compromised by saltwater. You may recall that the Prime Minister of the Solomons made an appeal at the United Nations on behalf of his beleaguered nation.


Why is it that we obsessed with celebrity but can't muster concern for the fate of whole populations, and eventually our planet? Churches and religious groups that raise these issues are often branded as misleading believers about the real issue of salvation. A candidate for the presidency of the most powerful nation on Earth mocked the current president for saying that climate change is a priority. Have you noticed that President Obama has been almost silent on this issue during the campaign?

I suppose we are boobs when it comes to getting our priorities straight.

Thoughts?  http://groundlingearthyheavenly.blogspot.ca/2012/10/convicted.html

5 comments:

Kathy said...


Yes I have noticed that in his general speeches President Obama speaks very little of climate change. But in Q & A's with the scientfic community and those interested in science, eg. readers of the "Scientic American" he has been very forthcoming and sees it as a very important issue. So my thought is with the election so tight, he can't afford to lose votes and needs to get the undecideds so he can't take any chances. I guess the climate issue and it's implications for policy is too risky. And yes, I heard the ridiculing comment by Romney about Obama trying to "save the planet" while HE was concerned with American families. It leaves one speechless......

IanD said...

Touche, pun master.

Do these shorts ... ?

willowjakmom said...

Clever, clever.

David Mundy said...

Thanks all, and to you Kathy for noting that Obama is offering "stealth" support for the issues. I notice an article in the New York Times science section on the silence of the candidates.

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