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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time's Science Cop Jeffrey Kluge goes after Inhofe: Mainstream Media Begins to take on Climate Deniers Like Senator Inhofe

by Peter Sinclair, Climate Crocks, January 24, 2015

I’ve pointed out that Senator James Inhofe, the new Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is to Climate Denial what Strom Thurmond was to civil rights.

Climate denying members of congress need to be held accountable for their no-longer-in-the-basement Crazy Uncle.

Mainstream media has been slow on the draw to take apart climate denial talking points, and has for too long pursued a “false balance” approach to the climate issue – but a number of indicators seem to show that is changing.

If you’ve been following the blog this week, you know that key presidential hopefuls are beginning to hedge their climate denial positions, obviously in the face of changing poll numbers, and continued indicators of planetary change that cannot be ignored.
The fact that the long-somnolent media is awakening to the issue probably will be a factor as well.
Above, Time Science editor Jeffrey Kluger goes after Inhofe, much like CNN’s Jake Tapper did in an interview not long ago. (below)

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