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Who's a Climate Extremist?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorJul 28, 2011 2:34 AM

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Joe Romm has often claimed that most people don't read past the headlines of news stories. I'm wondering if he thinks that rule doesn't apply to blog posts, because this doosey from him clocks in at 3947 words. But if you're one of those headline-only news consumers, Romm does oblige by summarizing his bloated post with this snappy title:

The Road to Ruin: Extremist 'Climate Pragmatism' Report Pushes Right-Wing Myths and a Failed Strategy

In his write-up at Time Magazine, Bryan Walsh characterized the same report as being written by "a bipartisan range of thinkers on energy and climate issues." I didn't detect any hint of extremism by this bipartisan bunch in Walsh's description of the paper. Nor in my own reading of the Climate Pragmatism report did it strike me as the work of radicals. (I'll have a full post up on the report later in the week.) No matter. I'm sure the irony of labeling the report as "extremist" eludes Romm.

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