The obligatory “Time adapts Iwo Jima imagery for global warming” post

posted at 3:19 pm on April 17, 2008 by Allahpundit

You’ll have to make do for now with the front-page thumbnail (swiped from Media Blog), but it’s clear enough even at that size. And yeah, it’s real:

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The dudgeon in the comments to the Headlines item on this is already six feet high and rising. Baldi pronounces it a case of moral equivalence, but I think that goes too far: They’re just being lazy and reaching for a shorthand for war and they went with the most iconic image they could think of. Imagine the designs that were rejected. Uncle Sam pointing a gun at the head of Mother Nature? Al Gore running naked, screaming, down a road with a melting glacier closing in behind him? There’s no limit to the possible offensiveness!

Hopefully the thought of Marines being sent in to plant trees on Mt. Suribachi will help soothe our new epidemic of eco-anxiety. Exit question: The left sure does like war imagery in this context, huh?

Update: Headline comments imported!

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AP, could ya please take out the part about Al Gore running naked? I think I am going to have to watch Day of the Dead just to get the nausea to go away

William Teach on April 17, 2008 at 9:23 PM

We need another Martin Luther. Somebody nail 95 theses to Gore’s door.

Grayson on April 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM

Now, let’s not waste a perfectly good door. That would be environmentally irresponsible.

rbj on April 17, 2008 at 9:25 PM

bayam on April 17, 2008 at 9:00 PM

It is most fortunate for you that this is not a scientific debate as you would lose, badly.

To answer your comment, so what? You are basing your entire argument on polar ice caps? Are you claiming that the polar ice caps have never melted until now? An accelerated rate compared to what? Did you learn science from Al Gore?

Your propaganda is not science simply because you say so or because your wishful thinking demands that you cling to an ideology that does not fit the facts.

Fact: The earth, climate, atmosphere is adjusting to the influx of CO2. It’s called Le Chattlier.

jdkchem on April 17, 2008 at 9:30 PM

*vomit* at the pic.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 17, 2008 at 10:37 PM

And I’ll add sacreligious, too.

Aslans Girl on April 17, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Saw another article on this. Quote from a Marine who was at Iwo Jima:

“That global warming is the biggest joke I’ve ever known,” Wells told the Business & Media Institute.
“[W]e’ll stick a dadgum tree up somebody’s rear if they want that and think that’s going to cure something.”

I love our military. And now a quote from the other side, Time managing editor Richard Stengel:

“I think since I’ve been back at the magazine, I have felt that one of the things that’s needed in journalism is that you have to have a point of view about things,” Stengel said. “You can’t always just say ‘on the one hand, on the other’ and you decide. People trust us to make decisions. We’re experts in what we do. So I thought, you know what, if we really feel strongly about something let’s just say so.”

Yeah who needs objectivity when you got opinions?

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js82 on April 17, 2008 at 11:12 PM

We need another Martin Luther. Somebody nail 95 theses to Gore’s door.

Grayson on April 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM

How about 95 feces?
That’s about what constituted his cruddy slide show/movie.

TexasJew on April 18, 2008 at 12:20 AM

frankj on April 17, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Surely you jest.

Johan Klaus on April 18, 2008 at 12:43 AM

bayam on April 17, 2008 at 9:00 PM

So, was it cooler in the middle ages and the 1930′s than it is now?

Johan Klaus on April 18, 2008 at 12:48 AM

“Global Warming is another scam by the left to increase government power, taxes, and turn carbon dioxide into gold” Rush Limbaugh

Time Magazine has no shame.

Black Adam on April 18, 2008 at 12:51 AM

Did they miss the Oldest Tree Debunking headline?

That’s un-free-king believable.

whatthecrap on April 18, 2008 at 1:27 AM

I had an uncle die on Iwo Jima at 19 years old. Nineteen. To compare Global Warming to what he fight for is heartless, inane, and disgusting.

Nineball on April 18, 2008 at 9:10 AM

I had an uncle die on Iwo Jima at 19 years old. Nineteen. To compare Global Warming to what he fight for is heartless, inane, and disgusting.

Nineball on April 18, 2008 at 9:10 AM

We ALL owe our lives to the men that died in WWII. And the way we show our gratitude is lending this iconic picture to a myth created by enviro-zeolots so they can have free reign to raise taxes, regulate and legislate your freedom as an American, to choose.

americaslaststand on April 18, 2008 at 12:55 PM

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