P(iled)h(igher)& D(eeper) does Sustainability

A fitting end to a week centered around children's' books and comics, PhD Comics (everyone's favourite parody of gradschool life) has taken on "Sustainabilty." And where else but the University of British Columbia, my home institution, and featuring a colleague of mine! (thanks to Lunatrix for sending the link). XKCD (another of my favourites) is also running from a sustainability theme.

The tongue-in-cheek humour vs. impending global meltdown seemed doubly appropriate given that a friend recently referred to me as "a happy version of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse." I'm not sure how to take that -- but I blame science. It's been impossible to ignore the past month's storm of worrying new scientific reports - see most recently the conclusions of the IARU congress in Copenhagen. But to show that you can always take your doom-and-gloom with a pinch of humour (and a can of beans) ......[click to enlarge]


1 Response to "P(iled)h(igher)& D(eeper) does Sustainability"

Lunatrix said... 16 March 2009 at 03:07

Thanks for the link, Alex! :o)


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