That's Not History is on temporary hiatus for an in-depth, personal investigation of the U.S. medical system. Your regularly scheduled nothistory should resume soonish (I hope).
In the meantime, two thoughts for the day.
1. Jon Stewart has world historian envy. How cool is that? It's like we're the new rocket scientists. Which would mean I would trump my dad, who used to be a rocket scientist.
2. We need a new name for the weird stuff going on with the weather.
Global warming sounds soothing. It's like we've put our poor, beleaguered planet on a comfy couch, wrapped in a soft blanket, in front of a roaring fire, with a cup of hot chocolate. Awwww. And what's the opposite of global warming? Global cooling. What, we're trying to bring on another ice age? Who wants that?
Climate change is confusing. Change is good, right? Especially if you're a progressive or lib'rul. So how come the left is against change and the right is for it? Too confusing, change the channel. Oh, and those programs they have to stop climate change, like that cappy tradey thing? What exactly are we capping and trading, huh? It wouldn't happen to be AMERICAN JOBS, would it? We've heard how those trade agreements go and we don't need any more of those, no sirree bob.
I propose: Climate instability.
No one likes instability. Economic instability means being out of work and the in-laws moving in with you because they've lost their retirement savings; no one wants that. Unstable people are scary, like crazy Uncle Harry who no one wants to sit next to at Thanksgiving just in case he's off his meds; no one likes them either. And the cure for climate instability is climate stabilization. All you have to do is look out your window or watch the news to know something's going wrong with the weather, and fixing that sounds like a darned good idea. Let's stabilize that sucker.