I believe in science. I worry about climate change. I’m just not sure a world without bagels is worth saving. Fortunately, only citizens of Montreal have to face this stark choice between life and that which makes life worth living. The seeds of the issue boiling over stem from “environmentalists who want to abolish the pollutant-producing ovens where the bagels are made.” The bagel, already endlessly schmeared by gluten-free aficionados and anti-carb paleo protagonists, now faces its biggest threat since Lenders poked a hole in white bread and tried to pass it off as a bagel. The impasse has forced Canadians to choose a side, and in some cases, that choice is making for odd breadfellows. NYT: A Montreal Bagel War Unites Rival Kings.