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Biggest challenge facing mankind omitted from Freep's make-of-break list

by: Eric B.

Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:46:31 PM EST


The Freep has a list of five make-or-break issues for Obama's legacy for the next four years. Missing? Mention of climate change, the biggest issue facing humanity today.

If you want to know why it is that the biggest threat to civilization today continues to go unaddressed, it's because the nation's opinion writers and pundits are more obsessed with telling the president that he needs to strike a grand bargain with lunatics than they are in what science has to tell us.

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The coverage of climate change in the media was weaker this past year than in the two or three previous.  I think that a count of the number of stories in the past few years has shown climate change coverage to be decreasing quite a lot. But major climate events are becoming more common and worse, like the ongoing drought in the central states. Media consolidation behind industries that benefit from the fossil fuel system is likely the cause of the worsening coverage. Not to claim any conspiracy, but the obvious inverse correlation is not likely a coincidence.    


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