Thursday, November 4, 2010

Out of Balance

Watched Out of Balance on Netflix. I recommend it.
In the documentary Ross Gelbspan accuses Exxon of crimes against humanity. That was back in 2006. I hope this mime gets amplified. I hope some of the perpetrators of the climate denial machinery end up in court and are made accountable for the death and destruction that will result from delays in addressing climate change.

Out of Balance

More along these lines:
US Press Coverage: A Damning Betrayal of Public Trust

Personally, given my own professional background, I don’t really see the captains of big coal and big oil as the primary villains. They’re doing what they’re paid to do – bring us abundant and affordable energy while protecting their industries – albeit with deplorable and dishonest means. To me, the primary villains are our news outlets whose negligence and indifference are bringing us to the brink of catastrophe.

Read the whole thing.

HT The Cost of Energy via twitter

So what is the future for the climate change story in the mainstream media?

The forecast is grim. Around 4,000 reporters went to Copenhagen, Denmark; only 150 attended follow-up negotiations in Bonn, Germany, and some senior correspondents say they might not go to Cancun, Mexico, in December for the next UN climate change summit. Some believe climate change as a story is finished. New York Times blogger, Andy Revkin, says it is now turning into an energy and business story.

A stormy forecast for climate change reporting

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