Ecoterrorism

By Megan McArdle

I don't watch 24, both because I have no interest in looking long into the abyss, and because I find it just kinda tiresome. But it looks like next season, it may be my duty, as an eco-friendly urban type, to start:

int. CTU - day

JACK BAUER talks to JANIS GOLD.

JANIS GOLD
Our source tells us that the terrorists' plan is blow up Broward Dam. [should we make this a real dam? anything'd do] This would create mass flooding, cut power to the entire state, and destroy the habitat of the tidewater goby.

JACK BAUER
Dammit! Without that goby, what will our local heron population eat?

JANIS GOLD
Try not to think about that.

JACK BAUER
I can't help it! Every link in the food chain matters!

Jack punches his hand through a wall.



H/T Ezra.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2007/08/ecoterrorism/1831/