Friedman In Greenland

August 16, 2008

Thomas Friedman is an interesting guy.

Great writing style, good ideas, but sometimes a little off the mark.

In this piece for the Observer, he wrote,

‘My trip to see the effects of climate change on Greenland’s ice sheet leaves me with a very strong opinion: our kids are going to be so angry with us one day. We’ve charged their future on our Visa cards. We’ve added so many greenhouse gases to the atmosphere for our generation’s growth that our kids are likely going to spend a good part of their adulthood, maybe all of it, just dealing with the climate implications of our profligacy. And now our leaders are telling them the way out is ‘offshore drilling’ for more climate-changing fossil fuels. Madness. Sheer madness.’ (my emphasis).


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