So They Say

"Working and living in someplace this remote, this bizarre, it's only fitting that your habitat should resemble the set of some 1970s sci-fi thriller."

--Shayne Claussen, explaining why he'll stay in the South Pole's existing geodesic dome, rather than move into the NSF-funded, $130 million research station. From The New York Times.

"I told him all you need is New York steak to make a good meal. He looked at that big one, shook his head, and said, 'I no need steak.'"

--An exchange between Dan Mahnke, a dredging-crew manager, and an employee, after sauteeing the world's largest stomatopod (at 15 in. long) caught in the polluted waters of Honolulu's Ala Wai Canal, as quoted in The New York Times.

"It is clear that Kyoto is not radical enough."

--UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, explaining his call for a 60% reduction in carbon emission reductions--a fivefold...

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