by Climb at Cry Sis
Dear Babbling Bear,
The Cornell Parents Facebook Group shares your concern over white supremacy generally and Islamophobia specifically but these worries have given way to outright panic over the pressing issue of Thanksgiving travel plans. Seems flights to CA are heavily booked and so are buses to JFK. Back of the envelope calculation shows CO2 dumped into the atmosphere by journeying Cornellians will equal about 100 lbs per student or the annual carbon footprint of 2,000 Indians or 700 Mexicans. Not sure what holidays are observed in those countries but celebrants must stay close to home. Climate change is an existential threat but that’s no reason to miss the annual Trump argument with Uncle Schmedrick. Cornell is a global leader in climate change. Maybe that’s why the basketball team is in Florida right now. At least Cornell can point the finger at Stanford who oxymoronically joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. Just sending the cross country team to one meet in Syracuse should be good for a few extra tons of CO2.