26 Mar '12, 4pm

The Washington Post speaks the truth on climate change, by @drgrist

The Washington Post deserves enormous credit for the editorial on climate change it ran this weekend. There is usually no more reliable barometer of elite conventional opinion than the Post , but in U.S. politics, CW has been running away from climate for the last few years. In this case, the Post is standing up for a plain truth that is almost never spoken in U.S. media: that climate change is a crisis, already upon us, and every bit of delay in responding raises the eventual (and inevitable) costs of doing so. Others will rehearse the Post ‘s past journalistic sins on climate — they are many. I choose to hope this marks a new seriousness. That said, I would quibble with a detail or two. (You are surprised.) The Post cites a report this year from OECD that projects “global energy use will increase by 80 percent by mid-century, with 85 percent of the energy mix coming from...

Full article: http://grist.org/media/the-washington-post-speaks-the-tru...

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