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April 22, 2015

On That “Angry" Penguin

Of all the nature and eco images I’ve come across lately, this hit me like a bucket of ice water. As denial and foot dragging continue to trump a clear call to action on climate change and as we anthropomorphize everything, why wouldn’t the penguins be pissed? I can just hear it:

“I’m looking you in the eye, and I’m telling you, if the thermometer doesn’t kill me, then the sentimentality will. I mean, what is it gonna take!?!

(photo via @Highwang1/Twitter)

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