On New Year’s Day 2007, The New York Times published an article by Andrew Revkin titled "A New Middle Stance Emerges in Debate over Climate", setting off a firestorm on enviro-blogs and highly-critical editorials written by, among others, Grist Magazine staff writer David Roberts. Just where exactly is this ‘middle’? Does this ‘middle’ really find "An Inconvenient Truth" to be alarmist and further afield of their beliefs? What is the rhetorical value of being seen to occupy a middle ground? What is the danger in labeling like-minded people ‘extreme’?
Andrew Revkin and David Roberts join Betsy to talk about the existence of a climate ‘middle’ and where something like "An Inconvenient Truth" or EcoTalk for that matter, fits on the spectrum of opinions on Climate Change. PART 1 (11 min)
PART 2 (7 min) PART 3 (7 min)