Because I couldn't sleep last night, I was up at 5:30, and so far, all NPR has done is scare the fuck out of me with nonstop reports of a global food shortage.
People aren't growing food because there's no money in it -- they'd rather grow corn for ethanol subsidies (which, by the way, is bad for the universe), or, and this is even scarier, it just won't grow any more because soil is too hot.
Weren't things supposed to be less scary when Bush left office? And why are people so ridiculous about Obama being right? And what the hell is going on in New Orleans? And why does the creepy new Pope like America so much? And why are they tearing all the old buildings in my neighborhood for a stadium for the fucking New Jersey Nets? And are 4,000 more people going to die?
(For more on food, there's this Time story, and here's the NPR coverage)
To calm down, here's a photo of a wind farm. They make me think everything is going to be ok, because they look like the future -- also, peaceful. So they trick me into think that the future will be peaceful.