Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Climate Change disturbances

 

Check out this great interview with a climate expert on why we are seeing these big snowstorms, which only reinforce scientist’s conviction that Climate Change is happening and even more quickly than anticipated—despite the media’s ambivalence. 

There’s no way around it, Climate Change is not only going to be harder to live with, it’s going to be harder and harder for those media outlets who don’t want to accept it, to deny it. 

Major media outlets that misinform the public about Climate Change will have less and less credibility.  Work on Climate Change needs to get going, and the media should be reporting accurately on this issue.

From Snowstorms to Heat Waves, How Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather and Climate Instability "The East Coast is struggling to recover from the massive blizzard that slammed into hundreds cities and towns from the Carolinas to Maine. The storm was a grimly fitting end to 2010, which was characterized by extreme weather from start to finish with heat waves, floods, volcanoes, blizzards, landslides and droughts. While TV networks closely follow extreme weather events around the world, they rarely make the connection between extreme weather and global warming. We speak with Dr. Paul Epstein of Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. " (December 28, 2010) Democracty Now! - daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.

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