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Nov 17, 2010

The Fire Next Time

You've gotta hand it to Noah: 4,454 years after the Flood (by this guy's reckoning), and he's still making news. First, as my colleague Reed McManus noted the other day, one of the GOP candidates for the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is John Shimkus (R-Ill.), who opined in 2009 that we didn't have to worry about global warming because of God's promise to Noah. However! In the folk tradition version, God just promises no more floods:

God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time.

In Indonesia, next time has come. This extraordinary satellite image from DigitalGlobe from last Thursday shows lava from the Mt. Merapi volcano overwhelming a golf course.

--Paul Rauber

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