The Editors on the energy crisis and global warming:
People, listen: reducing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere? Obtaining all the energy we need directly from sunlight? These are the kinds of insurmountable engineering challenges overcome every day by plants. Plants. And not just those clever trees or those cunning shrubberies, mind you – single-celled algae-type bullshit figured out workable solutions to these questions 3.4 billion years ago. Call me speciesist (kingdomist?), but I’ve never found the flora to be particularly deep thinkers. I suspect we can probably do a well if not better, but we might have to cease our incessant whining and excuse-making for a while. Oh, and stop spending billions of dollars a week so that Friends of Dubya don’t have to admit that they fucked the dog.
Somewhere in this argument, a creationist is outraged.