I posted a story earlier today about shock jock radio host Rush Limbaugh suggest that NY Times reporter Andy Revkin should “kill himself.”
Revkin has now responded. Here’s an excerpt:
“I’d like to think that Rush Limbaugh  was floating a thought experiment, and not seriously proposing something, when he told millions of listeners  the following: “Mr. Revkin, why don’t you just go kill yourself, and help the planet by dying.”
He had picked up on some commentary and reports  that have been bouncing around the instanet  ever since I spoke via Skype video at a symposium on media coverage of the population part of the climate and energy challenge , put on by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
I had talked, in part, about recent studies concluding that programs offering family planning information and services to women seeking smaller families, in essence, had a climate value by avoiding emissions  of greenhouse gases that would come with more kids. Here’s a Worldwatch Institute blog post  with some context. Here’s a different take from the National Catholic Reporter .”