"While the political and/or economic topics discussed herein could be very important, it's also possible that they don't matter jack squat because the world as you and I know it is about to be parboiled."

I mean, why get agitated about a U.S. nuclear strike on Iran if we're all going to die in a decade or two anyway?

Billmon over at Whiskey Bar has an extended post about the possibility that global warming will run away with us. Hard to fault, really. And even The Economist has lately come round to the idea that Something Ought To Be Done. But what?

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