Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How NOT to Report on Climate Change

"Valentine's Day destroyed by climate change?"

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/environment/la-me-gs-valentines-day-destroyed-by-climate-change-20120210,0,6234196.story

Climate change and chocolate

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Absolutely terrible. I saw this on Climate-Progress and thought to myself, epic fail.

John Fleck said...

I'm guessing the folks in Ghana and the Ivory Coast might face more pressing problems than the first world folks and their holiday candies.

Anna Haynes said...

> "epic fail"

Simple fix (AFAIK), for next year insert the words "fair trade" before the word "chocolate".

But yes it needs that fix -
"CNN correspondent David McKenzie traveled into the heart of the Ivory Coast to investigate children working in the cocoa fields. His documentary "Chocolate's Child Slaves, premiers Friday January 20, 9 CET on CNN International. ..." (link)

> the folks in Ghana and the Ivory Coast might face more pressing problems [with climate change]...

On the other hand, they're not the ones who're holding up progress in tackling it.