What kind of country exempts one practice -- fracking for gas -- from its Clean Water Act, since the process contaminates water? The America I want and have loved doesn't sell its core values -- and yet we've done just that for fracking.
Conservative columnist Steve Chapman recently advocated this alternative vision. Krauthammer should use his platform to do the same. Why not do that? What's the worst that could happen? It's not like he'd lose his Fox News gig or anything.
These are the best of times and the worst of times for the climate change cartoonist field. On the plus side, there is no problem coming up with new ideas. On the down side, there are new, horrifying climate findings being reported every day.
While the threat of carbon to our planet has been dismissed on one side -- and is Armageddon on the other -- it seems prudent that we assume the probability for Armageddon is greater than zero and that we address it.
It is hard to communicate a sense of urgency when you are writing about ice melting. I get the sense that some journalists handle this dilemma by reporting on climate change as if it were a sports event.