Failing Lawns Draw U.S. Public’s Attention to Climate Change [Spoof]
Americans are finally beginning to worry about climate change now that it might affect the appearance of their lawns, U.S. humourist Andy Borowitz reports in a spoof story on a new, fictitious opinion poll.
Sea level rise, habitat destruction, and severe weather may have left citizens unmoved, Borowitz writes. But “in interviews across the state of California, residents expressed anger and outrage that climate change had been allowed to worsen to the point that it has now severely limited their choice of ground cover, shrubs, and other decorative plantings.”
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“‘We are being forced to create a front lawn out of stones and, yes, cacti,’ said Harland Dorrinson, a resident of suburban Sacramento. ‘I’m not sure this is a world I would want to leave to my children.’”