Editorial Comment ///

My doctor, Doc Strangeglove, says that I need to lose 25 pounds, because I’m looking like the global warming debate—diametrically opposed. He snapped, “Your chances of losing weight on your own are slim. You should get whole-body liposuction, together with strong amphetamines to curb your appetite.” “Gee Doc, that sounds a bit extreme, eh?” I asked. I’ve been in Europe for the past two weeks where, in the wake of the IPCC’s Summary of its Fourth Assessment Report, the news coverage was incessant. I was eating dinner in Aberdeen at the Marcliffe at Pitfodels, with a very conservative Republican friend of mine—the son of many a Republican before him. The McIntosh Donald steaks were succulent, and the Oban Scotch smooth. Tongues began to wag. Like any good football fan, my friend is nothing if not loyal to his team and president.

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