Global Warming: Vanity Fair Does Its Part
Gotta love this story about a Vanity Fair issue
devoted entirely to the environment. The columnist is sympathetic to the cause, but get this detail on the cover shot:
It shows movie heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio on an iceberg with a very cute little polar bear cub.
Said Vanity Fair: "Polar bears are imperiled by the melting of the Arctic ice. The Bush administration, which has yet to decide whether to list the polar bear as a threatened species, understands the power of symbols, and has warned government scientists not to speak publicly about polar bears or climate change at international meetings. Knut, the cub on our cover, was born in the Berlin Zoo. We brought him together with Leonardo DiCaprio the only way we could, in a photomontage. Knut was photographed by Annie Leibovitz in Berlin. DiCaprio, no stranger to icebergs, was photographed by Leibovitz at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in Iceland. Yes, we know, there are no polar bears in Iceland. If trends continue there won't be any in Canada either."
Yep, global warming is real and so important that Vanity Fair flew its photographer to Berlin and Iceland just to create a dramatic cover.
Labels: Global Warming, Vanity Fair