I've just finished watching a program on global warming.
Even while issuing warning after warning, the narrator kept using the word, 'If'---
"IF the heat continues to climb--"
"IF the drought continues--"
"IF the US can no longer feed itself, let alone the world--"
Simultaneously warning and soothing, the program just kept on delivering a double message. Even as it spoke of what the scientists have been discovering and warning us about for a generation, it was _so_ careful not to point the finger at any government.
What a tightrope the narrator walked.
I'm hoarse from screaming at the TV -- which did no good, of course.