The Boston Globe buried the truth about the impact of climate change , while promoting the lie that cheaper oil is a good thing. The truth is that anthropogenic climate change already greatly multiplied the strength of “frankenstorm” Sandy — New Jersey and New York will be dealing with the catastrophic impact for a very long time.
More egregiously, the Globe lies by omission in today’s piece on fracking. A prominent, front-page, above-the-fold story that extols the many claimed benefits of fracking (this time for shale oil) and mentions NONE of the dangerous climate-change impacts.
The headline (“Shale oil reviving refinery industry”) and subheads (“Fracking offers a cheaper supply” and “Keeps gas prices from rising more”) loudly proclaim the benefits — nowhere in the piece are the devastating impacts of continued CO2 emissions mentioned. This is like a piece proclaiming the benefits of eating and drinking from leaden plates, cutlery, and cups — and making no mention of the unfortunate fact that the same lead kills you.
This, like the happy-faced local TV news announcers celebrating “fantastic” 70 degree sunny weather in January, exemplifies the literally suicidal failure of our political system to confront the truth of climate change and its implications for energy policy.