The Onion on the earth’s dwindling resources

One of their funniest spoofs yet, and a must-read. There really are people out there like Mrs Melford.


Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

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Of course, air travel is one of the biggest culprits by far, and the amount of air travel you do (assuming 20,000 miles a year) adds abouty 27,000 lb. of carbon emmissions a year, so maybe they could add a line like “I worry that my descendents may not be able to fly to Beijing to experience China,” because that’s much worse than leaving the TV on all night from an environmental point of view.

June 30, 2006 @ 9:23 am | Comment

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