By David Paulin
It was bound to happen: Some jokers in the mainstream media would make a connection between global warming and all those giant, monster squad swarming off San Diego. Sort of reminds me of one of those 1950's sci-fi movies on atomic monsters. Here's a link to Google hits. It seems that global warming is not only responsible for the giant squid swarming off Southern California's shores, but global warming is responsible for their huge size, too.
This sort of news must be really scaring the hell out of little kids. Just think of all the bad publicity the Bush administration would have gotten if the squid had showed up a few years ago.
Nobody is saying how these sea monsters taste, incidentally. Personally, I love fried squid.
My favorite Op-Ed on the psychology of global warming comes from the Wall Street Journal: "Global Warming as Mass Neurosis." The Journal, however, is not the sort of paper that young journalists read who rush to make connections between global warming and giant squid.
A slightly different version of this was originally published at the American Thinker.