Fred P. Edie: Joke’s on Landry

July 16, 2013 

Joke’s on Landry

Marc Landry is a jokester, right? His July 10 column, “A solution with no problem,” is the set up.

Next week he’ll confess he knows all about Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. He’ll admit that he remembers the Exxon Valdez, Gulf Oil Spill and that little train wreck up there in Canada. He’ll chastise us for behaving like crabs in a global pot slowly coming to a boil. He’ll urge greater subsidies and immediate adoption of renewable, safe, non-CO2-releasing energy sources, explaining that carbon fuels aren’t so cheap if they ruin the planet.

He’ll chide us selfish Americans for imagining the entire earth as our apple for the picking. He’ll call out the whining millionaires at Duke Energy Progress and tell them to slap solar panels on every roof in the state. He’ll profess that the ecological crisis brought on by Big Fossil is not “no problem” but the biggest problem.

I hope I didn’t steal all his punch lines.

Fred P. Edie, Durham

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