It's a hot topic! (Canned laughter.)
Do I think it's happening? Probably. Is it just me or is it hot on earth? (Canned laughter.)
What if it's just the natural swing of things? Al Gore once suggested that cigarette smoking contributes to it. He's got to be nuts - he's just got to be. What about flatulence? Of course population control can take care of that - but what about those cows...(Canned laughter.)
Today Archbishop Flynn was on local News with other Church leaders along with Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman pledging themselves to work to reverse global warming. The NCCB has that on their agenda as well - in fact, I think they have another entire committee with a big budget handling the subject. Good for them.
It does indeed appear there is such a phenomenon as global warming going on. Some people just don't believe it, some do. There seems to be something of a hysteria building however. (Chesterton might refer to it as another 'fad' - I kind of think it is.) Personally, I'm opposed to plastics - like Halloween pumpkins a deer can't shake off her snout, or the Snapple bottle rings that get caught on an animal's snout or neck and they strangle, starve or suffocate themselves to death. Ban plastics I say! (More canned laughter.)
I'm not criticizing his Excellency, and I'm not suggesting there are other more important issues for him to be on board with, such as faith and morals, the liturgy - oh, yah - the liturgy. I'm not suggesting that. In fact, since the Catholic Bishops have been so pro-active and persuasive against abortion, contraception, homosexuality, the war in Iraq and other issues - it's just good PR to get on board with the global warming thing. This one might work.
(More canned laughter. I can be so 'Seinfeld'!)