Environment

Is Grist on Autopilot?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMay 23, 2011 12:33 PM

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This is a priceless post that suggests Grist editors are not reading what goes up on the site, much less editing any of it. Just for kicks, I'm gonna break down the first three graphs:

So, the world did not end on Saturday. Harold Camping's predicted Judgment Day and "Rapture" failed. I wonder how disappointed his followers are.

Me too. But I'm sure they'll bounce back in time for the next heralded Doomsday.

I also wonder if this might be a good time for the environmental community to reconsider its use of apocalyptic terms when describing our fears for the future.

Now I'm intrigued. Such a reconsideration is long overdue. I'm going to read on and see where this goes.

There's no doubt that we face certain peril and that immediate radical action is needed. We find ourselves frustrated by failures in Copenhagen, Cancun, and the Obama administration. And the "Arab Spring" reminds us that we need massive mobilization; we long for our "Cairo moment."

Uh oh. Certain peril and immediate radical action. Oh well, I guess it's not such a good time to reconsider apocalyptic rhetoric, after all.

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