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A Critique Of The Broken-Record Counterfactual Message of The New York Times On Environmentalists and Scientists

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The New York Times keeps running opinion pieces and analyses that misstate the positions of the major environmental groups and even leading scientists.
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The New York Times keeps running opinion pieces and analyses that misstate the positions of the major environmental groups and even leading scientists. A classic example is the Dot Earth post from Friday headlined, 'A Critique of the Broken-Record Message of 'Green Traditionalists'.' I will show that this critique is pure bunk. Indeed, this critique isn't merely untrue, it is the exact opposite of the truth. Amazingly, we will even see that the critique contains an utterly false attack on 'a bunch of scientists' who just published a major report. But people just don't click on links, I guess. The New York Times post begins by stating that Keith Kloor 'has an essay posted on Discover, titled 'The Limits to Environmentalism,' that is well worth reading.' The NY Times then reposts this introduction with a link to the rest...

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