The tsunami flooded some of the coastal lowlands, temporarily. The worry about global warming is that the rising seas will flood the coastal lowlands gradually, for a very long time.
We will of course send emergency aid, and theologians will puzzle about the strange ways of God, who sends disasters of this size. (They have the smaller disasters covered already.)
At the same time, politicians who worry only about what will sell can be very sure that only a disorganized minority of voters think far enough ahead to make global warming into a viable issue. With a wall of water trembling above his or her head, the Average Voter still wants to hear "No new taxes."
You may say "intellectually challenged" until you turn blue. I say "stupid."Posted by shea0017 at December 31, 2004 10:53 AM