Funny, In an Embarrasing Kind of Way

Wed, 2007-11-28 18:07Emily Murgatroyd
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Funny, In an Embarrasing Kind of Way

The Folks at the New York Times posted submissions for a mock conversation between Al Gore and President Bush's exchange at the White House. Can you say AWKWARD!
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This is a guest post by David Suzuki.

The Amazon rainforest is magnificent. Watching programs about it, we’re amazed by brilliant parrots and toucans, tapirs, anacondas and jaguars. But if you ever go there expecting to be overwhelmed by a dazzling blur of activity, you’ll be disappointed. The jungle has plenty of vegetation — hanging vines, enormous trees, bromeliads and more — and a cacophony of insects and frogs. But much of the activity goes on at night or high up in the canopy.

Films of tropical forests don’t accurately reflect the reality of the ecosystems....

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