08 Mar '13, 9pm

Activism and policy are not the same thing

Activism and policy are not the same thing

I was on vacation earlier this week (snowboarding in Utah, while I still can ) and missed the latest round of VSP scolding about the Keystone XL campaign. There was New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, who despite being thoroughly debunked and humiliated regarding his last column, continued his jihad against climate scientist James Hansen . And there was the Washington Post editorial board, which once again lectured environmentalists that they are “fighting the wrong battles .” To be honest, I’m tired of responding to these things; they just keep repeating the same stupid arguments with no acknowledgement of the counter-arguments. If you want a sampling of my previous responses, try: Caving on Keystone: Still a dumb idea Debunking Nature’s arguments for Keystone Joe Nocera knows from boneheaded The virtues of being unreasonable on Keystone Supply, demand, and activism: Wha...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/activism-and-policy-are-n...

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