As millions of people along the East Coast hole up in their snowbound homes, the two sides in the climate-change debate are seizing on the mounting drifts to bolster their arguments.” John M. Broder reports for the New York Times February 10, 2010.
The Web edition of SEJToday Headlines has links to other articles about climate, extreme weather, and the rhetorical war to manipulate public opinion on legislation before Congress.
I’ll be postingÂ (TO A NEW PAGE: HABITAT-HOME see tabs at top) with or without comment links from the Society of Environmental Journalists that I get daily from the listserve. Credit for finding these links and providing introductory text goes to SEJ. I’m hoping that, from those pointers, this site might provide creditable links and possibly helpful discussion of these Earth Care issues that I will feature on this page of Fragments from Floyd.
One of those topics surely should be the role of reason and logic in the media, though I don’t think it is ignorance as much as an attempt to divert the ignorant when prominent media spokespeople seek to dismiss the trend of a warming planet by pointing at snowflakes outside their window.