Back in the olden days, grandpa told his grandkids scary stories about boogie men that hid in the back of the closet and fire breathing dragons that chased
them in their dreams. Today he tells them about global dimming and the aerosol masking effect. I agree, a joke has never been less funny, but it gets the point across, does it not? I have no children of my own, but it must be a tortuous position to be in to have to tell your children that their lives are likely to be short
and full of pain.