Climate Progress documents a year of No progress

Mon, 2010-11-15 15:34Richard Littlemore
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Climate Progress documents a year of No progress

“Unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases threaten multiple catastrophes, any one of which justifies action.  Together, they represent the gravest threat to humanity imaginable.  The fact that the overwhelming majority of the mainstream media ignored the overwhelming majority of these studies and devoted a large fraction of its climate ‘ink’ in the last 12 months to what was essentially a non-story is arguably the single greatest failing of the science media this year.”

Joe Romm in an excellent - and exceedingly distressing - wrap-up of the climate stories that mainstream media missed in the last year while concentrating - stupidly - on the purported scandal of the stolen East Anglia emails.


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One year ago, the right-wing media machine smeared climate scientists with the Climate gate conspiracy theory, even as the climate itself continued to get hotter and more destructive.
Although the National Academies of Science says “the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change,” the Republican Party is now dominated by fossil-funded ideologues who repeat zombie myths about global warming. An exclusive survey by Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson, with research support by Daily Kos blogger RL Miller, has identified the members of Congress that are on record challenging the scientific consensus: