15 Sep '11, 11pm

Seeking Reality on Climate

7:02 p.m. | Updated Former Vice President Al Gore and organizers of the Climate Reality Project should be commended for building a worldwide forum on human-driven climate change over the past 24 hours. I’ve had a chance to dip in a few times and there were some useful discussions amid more predictable efforts to cast the climate challenge as an us-versus-them problem (to my mind it’s much more an us-versus-us problem ). The organizers reported more than 6 million views as of late afternoon. Will this effort silence or sideline professional naysayers/deniers/skeptics and the many people who, for all kinds of reasons unrelated to money, reject calls to make cutting greenhouses a prime priority? I doubt it. Our polarized politics and buffet-style media menu — in which anyone with a strongly held position can validate it with the touch of a remote control or mouse — guarantee ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/seeking-real...

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