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The last sentence of a 2006 newspaper editorial about Himalayan glaciers by Dr Hasnain: 'The ongoing ice melting is only the tip of the iceberg that will hit us in the near future.'

Is there fancy word for a clumsy metaphor like that? It's not mixed. It's... Confused?

Strangely apt, though.

Jan 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterVinny Burgoo

Whats the odds that the 'carbon tax' is quietly modified into a wider remit (ie real pollutants) to keep the gravy train going ?

Jan 22, 2010 at 8:39 PM | Unregistered

Vinny, I think it's a Goldwynism:

Jan 22, 2010 at 9:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

A Ship of Fools. A wonder who is still on it?

Jan 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Of course Pachauri is right. Greenland will be free of ice in 2035 - no more icebergs, no more sinking Titanics.

Jan 23, 2010 at 3:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterMike

As Derek and Clive said, "Never go to sea on a bogey"...and who listened?
In a similar vein, Pachauri's deranged ramblings about floating have led to him being tagged "the floater" which seems most appropriate.

Jan 23, 2010 at 7:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid S

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