Sunday, October 23, 2005

Penguins, Politics & Global Warming

Below is a link to a recent speech from Bill Moyers to a group of Environment Journalists. It is a long article, but is also the website's most emailed article- so that shows you how popular it is.... Bill Moyers devulges many of the 'behind the scenes' trials & tribulations of attemting to report to the public what is really happening with the Earth's climate.

PLEASE, take the time to read this article. It is important...

Published on Friday, October 7, 2005 by
A Question for Journalists: How Do We Cover Penguins and the Politics of Denial?
by Bill Moyers
Keynote Speech to the Society of Environmental Journalists Convention ~ Austin, Texas - October 1, 2005

"....... But this crowd never gives up. President Bush has turned the agencies charged with environmental protection over to people who don't believe in it. To run the Interior Department he chose a long-time defender of polluters who has opposed laws to safeguard wildlife, habitat, and public lands. To run the Forest Service he chose a timber industry lobbyist. To oversee our public lands he named a mining industry lobbyist who believes public lands are unconstitutional. To run the Superfund he chose a woman who made a living advising corporate polluters how to evade the Superfund. And in the White House office of environmental policy the President placed a lobbyist from the American Petroleum Institute whose mission was to make sure the government's scientific reports on global warming didn't contradict the party line and the interest of oil companies. Everywhere you look, the foxes own the chicken coop. .." Read the Full Article

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