Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Greenland Ice Melt May Solve Pressing Political Problem

An Arctic expert at the University of Colorado in Boulder has made one of those brilliant leaps of rhetorical invention that unintentionally solves a problem beyond the speaker's immediate view.

According to the McClatchy News Service

"The amount of ice lost by Greenland over the last year is the equivalent of two times all the ice in the Alps or a layer of water more than one-half-mile deep covering Washington, D.C.,'' said Konrad Steffen, an Arctic expert at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Do we need to sign anything, or can it just be arranged? I'd prefer to evacuate the important historical papers first, the Constitution comes to mind, but there's certainly no need to disturb Congress' current laborings on 10,000 earmarks in D.C.

Let's just do it. Two thousand feet or more of water should be just about right, I'd think.

And when the water has served its immediate purpose, we'd have one of the grandest dive sites in the entire world!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What do you call 500 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start!