Quick! We need to bring back the Willard Weathermaster. It was the only battery in the world with climate control! Since today is Climate Change Action Day, I've search high and low for a solution to this monumental problem. It was right under our nose all the time--and all we had to do was turn a simple key--but Big Battery, like the Everyready Company and Die Hard squashed the Willard Weathermaster—driving it off the market before we knew how much we needed it. Of course, back in the 1950s, you could toss your Tarrytown butts on the street and spill gasoline down storm drains and generally muck up the planet without any guilt.
Forsooth! The Willard Weathermaster was ahead of its time. Today, all we have to remind us of this breakthrough technology is this really cool vintage ad being offered on eBay.
As I recall, a lot of technologies have been lost to us over the span of mankind's existence. Didn't the Romans (or was it the Greeks) have a whole bunch of nifty technologies that we can't remember? If only the Romans and Greeks ran print ads in newspapers and magazines, things might have been different.
Perhaps, in some decrepit old garage, on some lonely stretch of blue highway, there's a Willard Weathermaster still on the shelf in a dusty old box. If so, we need to find it. And fast. The future of the planet and mankind hang in the balance.
Seriously, climate change is no laughing matter. According to Daniel Scocco's post on climate change, agencies of the European Union estimate that if things don't change the average temperature around the world might increase as much as 6°C by the end of this century. And folks, that's bad.
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