Our second video blog from the Society of Environmental Journalist National Conference. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now asks George Schultz, former US Secretary of State, the question global warming or global warring?
Schultz claims that the Iraq war “has nothing to do with oil.” As our friends at ThinkProgress say: Watch it!
There was a time, Stanford climatologist Stephen Schneider said today, when that appeared to be what American journalists were doing: covering up climate change. Schneider was the lead speaker In an opening plenary of the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference, entitled “Covering Climate Change,” and he began by noting that all too recently, U.S. climate coverage had been dense and uncertain. Peer-reviewed papers endorsed by the best scientists in the world were given the same space and credence as the latest one-off report by the apologists for an oil-industry-funded think tank.
Sitting before 300-plus reporters currently working the environment beat, Schneider quickly added, “It's not that bad any more.”
Here's our first video blog on the Society of Environmental Journalist's national conference with well-known Stanford climatologist, Dr. Steven Schneider, telling a story about how the media sometimes make life a little difficult for scientists.
Leaders at the 21-nation APEC forum will enter their annual two-day summit this weekend in Sydney, Australia, hoping to agree on a statement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. With the world’s two largest polluters still at loggerheads, however, they might have accomplished more by staying home and not spewing CO2 to attend the conference.