Friday, November 12, 2004

Reporting environmental stories

Thought-provoking speech by George Monbiot to the Enviromedia conference in Johannesburg, where he highlights the compromises that journalists often make in reporting environmental stories, including the cliched ending "clearly what we need is more research" (a more professional twist on the student classic cop-out "only time will tell"), when more than enough research has been done, and the implications pretty clear. Prepare for a rough century.

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