Apr. 28th, 2011

talktooloose: (Master_no)
I've been fuming for the last two years about the temp proofer we had at work for a few days in 2009 who was a ridiculous climate-change skeptic. Her argument that man-made climate change can't exist? "It's hubris to think that we humans are powerful enough to affect something as bit as the CLIMATE! I mean, what hubris!" I pointed out to her that we mere humans were able to bring the mastodon over the edge of extinction 10,000 years ago.

Since then, I've learned that climate warming caused by the agricultural revolution (that's agricultural, not industrial) probably stopped another ice age from coming. We humans are clever (or at least busy) little beavers and very capable of affecting natural processes, and it's not even something new.

So, she's back to work here for a few days, and I'm going to be OH SO PROFESSIONAL and say nothing about it. And while I've smiled and offered to answer any questions, I can't find it in myself to be as welcoming to her as I am to most temps.

This is probably a failing in me.

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