Friday, January 26, 2007

Straight 01/25/07

Global warming cover story - clickie shoes.

The public is being misinformed on climate science by poor journalism that continues to tell both sides of the story even when there is no other side. The resultant political inaction might well kill the planet.

"...there is no more [scientific] debate on this, and we seem to be very far behind in Canada and the U.S. In the European media for years now, they have stopped with this debate.”
- Eric Jandciu, research coordinator at the UBC school of journalism

“What newspaper editors have to realize is that there are people out there who are using them. People don’t like being used, but they have to realize that they are being used.…Rather than thinking that they are serving the public discourse, ask the question, ‘Am I being used to further an agenda?’ And the answer with the issue of climate change is ‘Yes.’ ”
- Andrew Weaver, UVic climate-change expert and a lead author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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