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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

April 18, 2006

Where you see a problem...

Other people see opportunities.

While some of us lie awake at night worrying about the ice-caps melting and the UK becoming some kind of archipelago (spelt correctly first time, I'll have you know) the Guardian reports that melting ice-caps are creating a frenzy among oil prospectors and others.

It turns out that, from one point of view, those pesky ice caps are just an annoying inconvenience. It's a kind of strip-mining view of the world, isn't it? That hillside is just getting in the way, so let's hose it down with high pressure jets of water, and see what's underneath it.

In a just universe, the world would fight back and start crushing these people under advancing glaciers. Archaeologists of the future would find, not hairy mammoths, but whole oil prospecting teams, frozen in the ice complete with laptops, digital cameras, and a copy of the Rough Guide to the North Pole.


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