For some lighter reading than my normally intense posts, I asked some well-known people for their opinions on this profound question: is the glass half-empty or half-full? As they were all much too busy to answer my question in person I had to make up their answers myself.
Donald Trump: There’s no water in that glass. It’s all fake news.
Al Gore: Unless you agree with me that the glass is empty you are a denier.
United Nations Panel on Climate Change: Our scientists say with absolute confidence that climate change will cause the water in the glass to boil by 2100.
Greta Thunberg: Your house is on fire and all you have to put it out with is half a glass of water? How dare you!
Oil Industry Spokesperson: The water looks clean to me.
Greenpeace: Let’s organize street demonstrations and protest strikes until the glass is entirely filled.
WWF: Don’t worry, we will tell Trudeau to make it subject to our new environmental assessment law, for 10 years of hearings.
The Guardian: We will not stay silent on this issue.
David Suzuki: We are going to sponsor a constitutional lawsuit to obtain a judicial determination of the question.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I drank the rest of the water in the glass, but I only did it to save Canadian jobs.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna: The water in that glass is subject to our new “hydrogen tax” based on the polluter pay principle.
Former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould: I’ll drink the water, but I refuse to drink the Kool-Aid.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer: If it votes Tory, what do I care how much water is in it?
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh: If the water in that glass came from a wealthy tap it will have to pay wealth tax.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May: If the water isn’t green I’m not drinking it.
Conrad Black: The aqueous liquid in that non-crystalline, transparent amorphous solid occupies precisely half of its volumetric content.