Oct 21, 2013

How Do 9 Major Newspapers Deal With Climate-Denying Letters?





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October 21, 2013

 

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How Do 9 Major Newspapers Deal With Climate-Denying Letters?

If you've looked through the letters sections of US newspapers, you've probably read that human-caused global warming is a "hoax" and a "myth." You've also likely read about how "mankind cannot change the earth's climate" and how the carbon dioxide we release isn't a "significant factor" driving global temperatures.

But recently, the Los Angeles Times took a stand against this type of misinformation. Paul Thornton, the paper's letters editor, wrote that he doesn't print letters asserting that "there's no sign humans have caused climate change." Why? Because, he wrote, such a statement is a factual inaccuracy, and "I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page."

So how do other papers deal with climate deniers? To find out, click here. [READ MORE]

 

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