Friday, 23 October 2009

Its an uphill struggle

Holding on to one's sanity is a struggle at the best of times, but the likes of the article from the Times-online suggest it is a losing battle.

In my fevered state, (did I really drink that much wine last night?) I have imagined that I have just read from Ben Webster, the "environment editor" of The Times that: "Millions of tonnes of potentially lethal carbon dioxide may have to be stored deep under towns and villages to prevent climate change, according to a senior government adviser." And this is on top of the completely “Orwellian” play on FEAR commercial to promote climate change last night on ITV1.

The piece appears to continue in like manner, apparently informing us that: "The storage sites would have to be closely monitored to detect any leaks and an alarm system would be needed to warn nearby residents of the danger of asphyxiation. New bylaws might have to be passed prohibiting bedrooms on the ground floor because of the risk of CO2 poisoning as people slept." WHO ARRRRRE………THESE PEOPLE!!!

Still the piece continues or, at least, it appears to continue in similar vein. One fervently hopes that it really is a figment of my imagination, confirmation that I have lost the battle to retain my sanity and have succumbed to hallucinations and delusions.

It is not possible that anything could be so………..utterly mad, so…..completely devoid of sanity as the piece I have imagined I have read and in The Times of all places!

It cannot exist in real life ... please ... please it cannot ... just cannot.

What is real, though, is this. It is snowing in Saskatoon.

Then, in a brief return to lucidity, one reads this

"Friday morning's snowfall in Western Montana not only caused headaches for drivers, it also made history. The National Weather Service measured an inch of snow at the airport, which tied a record for October 5th, which was set back in 1905."

Ohh yes………..and the picture? Sent to me by a climbing mate, look………snow on Ben Nevis, earlier this week………..! weyhey….

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