equations

July 11, 2007

in Flotsam and jetsam

Mother Jones is one of my favorite magazines.  The last page of the July/August issue has a graphic titled "The New Math of Global Warming."  Some of the equations are have a much broader application and are timeless.  Here are my favorites:

Denial =  What I Think – The Facts

Ignorance = It / What I Know About It

Waste = Want – Need

Intertia = What We Should Be Doing / What We Are Doing

This issue also has a stomach-turning article on off-roaders using an obscure old law to claim that thousands of miles of trails and paths — including those on private and public land — are open to motorized vehicles. Please read.


{ 3 comments }

Roger B. July 11, 2007 at 12:06 pm

Bloody off-roaders. Over here in the UK they carve up our moorland in the name of sport. Hmm… pass me an RPG!

John July 11, 2007 at 9:55 pm

The ORV article is maddening. Not only is the law obscure, their use of it seems to pervert its original purpose.

Patrick July 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm

I hate off-roaders even more than I hate crotch-rocket riders who ride the yellow line during stopped traffic. I like the new math. It reminds me of high school when my friends and I created the "new math" in our Pre-Calc class. The only equation I remember is 4! = FOUR!!! (said really loud)

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