Our cross to bear?

August 3, 2009

Earth bears scars of human destruction: astronaut

The title of the story about the Canadian astronaut who can detect global warming from space has a massive typo.

It should read “Earth BARES Scars of Human Destruction”…..that is, unless you are trying to claim that the Earth BEARS are the reason it is warmer. Pretty sure that the grizzlies didn’t have a hand in it.


Our headline was fine. There are other definitions of the word bear, among them: to suffer; endure; undergo, and to exhibit; show.

In this NASA file photo, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk gives himself a haircut and uses a vaccuum cleaner to collect floating hairs as he prepares for the arrival of the seven crew members of STS-127 on July 17, 2009. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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