In the Harry Potter books, the Boggarts are a special kind of foe that will always take the form of the thing you dread most. Looks like global warming is the 2006 version of the Bggarts.
Yesterday’s WaPo had on its front page a story we ran here back in May, ie.., that global warming was making poison ivy grow. Isn’t it bad enough that the media’s been in a feeding frenzy over global warming for the past year? Do they really have to keep re-heating the old stories and old theories? No matter, here’s the idea: pick something that skeeves people out and blame it on global warming. Next it will lead to more monsters under the bed.
Here’s what we don’t understand: Along he same lines of our post of a few days ago, is more vegetation a bad thing, even if it’s poison ivy? The story last week said that global warming was causing trees to grow in Antarctica. That’s good, isn’t it? Would it be better if trees and vines were dying off? Wouldn’t that be worse for the environment?
So mark us down as confused. The bottom line apparently is that global warming is causing all the bad stuff you can think of. It’s killing the stuff you like and causing the stuff you don’t like to grow faster.
Curse you, Boggarts!
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