Dihydrogen Monoxide Ban Sought — A petition was passed at the just ending Cancun Climate Summit in which a ban for dihydrogen monoxide was sought. Summit goers were told that the substance contributes to the greenhouse effect, is a major substance in acid rain, can be fatal if inhaled, causes land erosion and is used in nuclear power plants, and the production of pesticides. The petitioners said the ban would cause a reduction in the gross national product of the United States by 6 percent.
The summit goers happily signed their names.
Dihydrogen monoxide can be written as D2MO.
What was illustrated, of course, was that those leading the environmental movement are idiots.