13 Jul '11, 6pm

Why did the NY Times write a whole story on the epic drought in the South and Southwest and not mention #climate once?

Why did the NY Times write a whole story on the epic drought in the South and Southwest and not mention #climate once?

In Monday’s New York Times , Kim Severson and Kirk Johnson wrote an eloquent story on the intense drought that is maintaining a tight grip on a broad swath of America’s southern tier, from Arizona to Florida. Reporting from Georgia, Severson and Johnson detailed the plight of farmers struggling to make ends meet as the parched soil makes it nearly impossible for them to grow crops and feed livestock. The piece is a great example of how emotionally moving storytelling from a local perspective can convey the consequences of broad issues and trends, in this case, a major drought that has enveloped 14 states. In that sense, it served Times readers extraordinarily well. However, when it came to providing readers with a thorough understanding of the drought’s causes, Severson and Johnson left out the elephant in the room -- global climate change, and pinned the entire drought on...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/new-york-times-publishes-a-se...

Tweets

Quick and easy ways you can do your part to fig...

worldwildlife.org 13 Jul '11, 4pm

Contact Your Senator. Contacting your Member of Congress. Ask them to support climate legislation. Check lights. Identify ...

Save the date to get real about climate change:

Save the date to get real about climate change:

care2.com 13 Jul '11, 9am

Former Vice President Al Gore has launched a new project to bring attention to the importance of action on global climate ...

The current drought in the South rivals a record-setting one in the 1950s. Except, now we have double the population:

The current drought in the South rivals a recor...

grist.org 12 Jul '11, 5pm

A New York Times article about the current drought in the South compares it to a record-setting dry spell 60 years ago: Cl...

14 U.S. states wracked by #drought @ClimateProgress connects the dots to #climate change

14 U.S. states wracked by #drought @ClimateProg...

treehugger.com 12 Jul '11, 2pm

Remember, on our current emissions path, the planet is poised to be 9°F or warmer by 2100. The climate models predict that...

New York Times & Digital Due Diligence Target Google's Local SEO Spam Problem

New York Times & Digital Due Diligence Target G...

searchenginewatch.com 14 Jul '11, 3pm

Over the weekend, The New York Times continued what is seemingly becoming a monthly affair of alerting the general public ...

Top 10 Climate Movies

climate.nasa.gov 17 Jul '11, 8am

Ice covers 10 percent of Earth's surface and helps moderate the planet's temperature. Glaciers and ice sheets around the w...

PRESS RELEASE: New Report Highlights Weaknesses...

wri.org 13 Jul '11, 1pm

“Social Cost of Carbon” report shows how current models do not accurately measure real harm from climate change A new repo...

the impacts of climate change

defenders.org 17 Jul '11, 9am

Global warming is one of the gravest threats facing wildlife today, and plants and animals around the country are in real ...

Is the US failing to protect its citizens from the impact of #climate change?

Is the US failing to protect its citizens from ...

350.org 19 Jul '11, 4pm

This is a guest post from our friend Christine Shear, a wonderful researcher and writer who has published a new book on th...

Climate Change Reducing Ocean's Carbon Dioxide Uptake, New Analysis Shows: ScienceDaily (July 11, 2011) — How de...

Climate Change Reducing Ocean's Carbon Dioxide ...

enn.com 13 Jul '11, 2pm

RELATED ARTICLES In the North Atlantic, Oceanic Currents Play a Greater Role in the Absorption of Carbon Than Previously T...

Study: You Are Already Paying $9 Per Gallon for...

thedailygreen.com 13 Jul '11, 2pm

Uncle Sam's estimate of the damage caused by each ton of carbon dioxide is fundamentally flawed and "grossly understates" ...