Okay, so if I haven’t bored you with my lame metaphysical theory before, lucky you. But not that lucky, as I will do it now. After observing the world, the way it works, the way we interact; in fact the sum total of my education and experience from birth to the moment of epiphany went into this theory: At the root, at the smallest possible level, we will someday learn that the universe and all of its’ components are built of this basic material. What is it? Irony. Yes, irony. Look closely enough at almost any situation and one finds irony of varying degrees. For example, let’s say you were going to have a global summit to face the crisis of global warming. You were going to invite Prince Charles to repeat his prediction of immanent disaster if we don’t reduce greenhouse gases dramatically this year. Let’s say you are planning to press national governments to enact and enforce emissions standards projected to cost hundreds of billions of dollars at a time when the global economy is teetering on the brink of a huge depression. What would be ironic, in this situation? I think the subject of the following article does the trick nicely in showing us the irony of which we are all assembled. According to this Spiegel article (and many other reports in news sources, journals and science magazines as well), the earth has stopped warming. Just in time to make the people who have been predicting catastrophe look a bit silly and alarmist. Whether you attribute this phenomena of stagnated temperatures to ocean current patterns, or the historic low levels of sunspot activity since 2000, you must admit that I may be right. Irony might be the cause of the whole thing.