04 May '12, 11pm

The Short Hot Life of Heartland's Hateful Climate Billboard

Kloor . On Twitter, Bryan Walsh said he doubted the Heartland billboard would represent the bottom, and he’s undoubtedly right. Still, I think that both sides can’t keep from scoring own goals… Yulsman . Repeated outrages like this marginalize whatever public forum is left for reasonable discussion of issues crucial to democracy and thereby alienate all but the hyper-partisans. Count me among the increasingly alienated. I have creeping doubts about the usefulness of my science reporting on the topic of climate change. Kloor. Hmm, the really cynical side of me wonders if that’s the point of it all — just to harden the opposing camps and alienate everyone else…. Yulsman. Climate change skeptics and people on the right are now expressing disapproval of the Heartland billboards, which is appropriate. But they are also undermining their moral stance as they claim that climate a...

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