Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues notwithstanding, even on a perfectly calm day, there is still some need and use for a meteorologist if for nothing else than to NOT get the dog who's no longer there.
I love this line: "The meteorologists ran out of signal flares that they had been using to scare away the bears, which had previously eaten their guard dog." School kids everywhere who have insisted to incredulous teachers since time began that 'the dog ate my homework' must surely be feeling some small measure of revenge and redemption right about now. And flare manufacturers must be pretty happy about that uptick in sales.
|Not actually Jules and the Polar Bears but close|
Kidding aside (yeah, that was what the previous paragraph purported to be), it seems to me from a safe distance, further proof we are damaging a planet that may no longer be able to heal itself. Our genius for self-inflicted destruction aside, we may just succeed in taking every other living creature with us in our ignorance and arrogance.