‘Relentless … stupidity’: NY Times asks if Guam faces a bigger threat in climate change or a nuclear blast

Can this be filed under, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste?”

With North Korea madman Kim Jong Un threatening to create “enveloping fire” by striking U.S. military targets in Guam with medium-range ballistic missiles, The New York Times saw fit to run an article about the Western Pacific island facing “one other major threat.”

…that being climate change.

Amid the threat of nuclear apocalypse, The Times took to social media to ask: “What’s a greater threat to Guam? North Korea, or climate change?”

To no surprise, the article blamed President Donald Trump for North Korea’s action, before putting climate change on the same scale as a nuclear attack.

“The island of Guam made rare headlines this week when North Korea, responding to blustery language from President Trump, threatened to fire four ballistic missiles into waters near the American territory’s shores,” The Times contributor Mike Ives wrote.

“Scientists in Guam, however, say they have at least one other major threat in mind: climate change.”

The supposition resulted in social media users having a melt down that could rival a nuclear blast.

A few even had their own idea about what poses the greater threat:

Here’s a sampling of other responses to The Times article from Twitter:




Tom Tillison


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