Haven’t you been warned?
Now, this is “The Daily Show,” and their satire is relatively benign. It makes fun of the rich, some of whom happen to be environmentalists or Kennedys. But what it only glancingly hits is the destructive hypocrisy on display. Why should a farming community or a rural town put up with the admitted blight of a wind farm if the these people won’t put up with the minimal intrusion of Cape Wind?
Are we serious about global warming or not? Seems like too many advocates are more focused on trying to convince the bitter-enders that the phenomenon is real (see this week’s Newsweek cover), and not focused enough on pushing past the special-interest opposition to getting vital projects like Cape Wind built.
*NIMBY = Not In My Back Yard