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Romm Versus Revkin, Round 279

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorSeptember 23, 2009 9:43 PM


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Joe Romm, the self-appointed climate journalism watchdog, goes bananas over this story by Andy Revkin. After a meanering 2,400 word critique, Romm hands down his judgment in bold:

Revkin should retract this entire piece.

At least he didn't demand that Revkin apologize to humanity. That's (climate) progress of a sort. But seriously, if anyone wants to get all lathered up over the real conundrum, this is the essential part from Revkin's piece that should keep climate advocates awake at night, not the issue of temperature variability:

At best, said Robert J. Brulle, a sociologist at Drexel University, global warming remains an abstraction for many people. "It does not have the direct visual or emotive impact of seeing seabirds covered in oil from the Exxon Valdez oil spill," he said.

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