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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Time Magazine: How To Win The War On Global Warming

By Environment Man

Time magaine's April Earth Day issue is titled: "How To Win The War On Global Warming and they are proud to make suggestions on how to solve this problem. Time magazine Editor Richard Stengel appeared on the Today Show this morning and showed off the unique cover design that alters the Iwo Jima marines photo hoisting the flag to greenies hoisting a tree. Stengel is pictured at left with another of their unique covers holding the Time Person of the Year magazine (2006). The winner that year was 'you,' well, 'us,' uh, anyone using or creating content on the World Wide Web. The magazine put a mirror on the cover and pronounced:

“For seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time’s Person of the Year for 2006 is you. The creators and consumers of user-generated internet sites showed a community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. These blogs and videos bring events to the rest of us in ways that are often more immediate and authentic than traditional media."
Well now this same enthusiasm is being brought to addressing the problem of climate change. We hope they will make some interesting recommendations. Since the issue has not come out yet, we simply don't know. Our guess, though, is that they will make the same old touchy feely personal things that people can do to make themselves feel better about the situation than the actual draconian measures needed to solve the problem. Plus they didn't contact us so we know they aren't really serious. Duh.
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