NYT treats 50 of its reporters to an around the world tour to demonstrate carbon footprints

 Whee!

Whee!

No kidding. They're off on a junket, on a private jet no less, to decry global warming.

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it, though you don't choose your family, but my cousin Henry, the Time's "global warming expert" (Yale grad who majored in English) is probably along for the ride. We don't speak often, though that's due more to geographical, not political distance, but perhaps he'll send me a post card from Easter Island.