“There is no race more human/ No one throws it away like they do.”
–Titus Andronicus, Battle of Hampton Roads
“Awwww! Look at that cat try to run up that slide. Silly cat.”
–You, Right Now
Global warming used to be an issue that galvanized the public. In the mid-aughts, you couldn’t watch television or open up a newspaper without hearing something about greenhouse gases, or lowering our carbon footprint. Thanks, in part, to documentaries such as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, global warming—an issue that had remained in the cultural and political periphery for decades—had finally hit the mainstream.