27 Jul '12, 6pm

Green Blog: Readers Jump Into the Climate Fray: Some fault the news media for underplaying or hyping the threat

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times A gas drilling well pad in Fairdale, Pa. One reader challenged the notion that United States policy has not furthered emissions reductions, citing tax credits that abetted a boom in natural gas, which is cleaner than coal. While the presidential contenders have so far had little to say about climate change, as I noted here on Thursday, the planet itself is speaking loudly. The Agenda: Planet The lagging United States response to climate change. Two recent articles in The Times describe the nexus between a warming climate and tangible effects on the ground and in the upper atmosphere. On Thursday, my colleagues Matthew L. Wald and John Schwartz explained how a summer of ferocious heat, drought and storms, probably exacerbated by a warming climate, have taken a costly toll on the nation’s infrastructure , including airports, highways, power gr...

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