Dangerous Extremes

Friday, May 19, 2006


For years, mainstream reporting on climate change played down the threat, by playing up the impression that the jury was still out about its causes and effects. But looking at recent media, the debate seems to have quieted down, and signs of looming apocalypse are everywhere. Advocates hail the attention, but New York Times science reporter Andrew Revkin thinks the sensational stories could ultimately backfire. He tells Brooke why it’s so hard for newspapers to get the story right.

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