Most of you won’t know who Margaret Wente is (because you live all over the world), so I’ll tell you. She’s an OpEd columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail. There was a time I really enjoyed her work; and actually looked forward to reading each and every one of her columns.
That time has come and gone.
Now, for the most part, I find her way too full of herself, way too arrogant, way too pompous and, very often, condescending. And kinda irrelevant, too, now that I think about it. She no longer represents my views.
Other than that I think she’s fab.
Last week she wrote a column on climate change. Well, preached, actually. And, in the end, she decided we’re way too hysterical about global warming — the planet will survive and so will we. Well, she’s certainly entitled to her opinion, there’s no arguing with that. And she may even turn out to be right. But until then …
What might her explanation be for the fact that, in Toronto today, it is currently -1 celsius (feels like -5 with the windchill) and it’s snowing? On April 15. And yesterday it was 21 celsius. I went out wearing a T-shirt, without a jacket. I didn’t need socks, either. Convertible tops were down, terrace cafes and restaurants were doing a booming business and it felt almost like summer.
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