Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Coming Apocalypse According to the WaPo Opinion Section

Sundays Washington Post Opinion section featured this as the lead: "Fasten Your Seatbelts: We could be headed for a great adventure. Or apocalypse. Either way, we're in for a wild ride."

This lead article paved the way for a number of related pieces with titles like "Coming to the battlefield: Stone-Cold Robot Killers" and "Global Warming Is Just the Tip of the Icebergm," which upon reading turns out to be a story not just about global warming but about how global warming is going to cause wars to break out on this planet for a time period longer than the cold war.

Anyway, it's good to see the major news outlets starting to take more of an interest in our bleak future as a species. How long will it be before this stuff spills into Section A and presented as real news as opposed to the Opinion section? Only time will tell. Our guess is by 2012.

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