25 Apr '11, 2pm

Climate Policy Failure, and Laying Blame

Climate Policy Failure, and Laying Blame

Joe Romm battled extensively with Matthew Nisbet last week over the latter’s sweeping attempt to redirect much of the blame for the failure to achieve a climate bill onto environmentalists, scientists, and Al Gore. (I had a few whacks at Nisbet too.) The implication of the Nisbet report was that the standard villains—climate deniers, the Kochs, the media, the perpetrators of ClimateGate and those who can’t stop talking about it—had wrongly drawn all the attention. If we want to be charitable to Nisbet, we might recast his message as: “but look at all these other things, too.” However, his report was framed in such a way that such nuance was largely lost (and Nisbet studies framing). Now Romm is back, with his own apportioning of blame . He even gives figures: 60 percent for the denial machine, 30 percent for the media, and the remaining 10 percent split between what he cal...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/climate-policy-failure-and-layi...

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