Monday, June 28, 2021

Erasing Climate Impact in Heat Wave

Front page today, notes added

Is the paper even dependent on newsstand sales now? If the headline is "'oppressive' heat," why lead with an image of delighted kids at play?

Sunday front page

It was great to see a closer look at the incinerator and questions about the great scope of non-local hazardous waste being shipped to it for burning. The focus was on particulate emissions and hazardous material rather than on greenhouse gas emissions. This seems like the better angle for critique of the incinerator.

Transportation remains our great source of greenhouse gas pollution, and we should not be erasing it and erasing climate generally in our coverage of the heat wave.

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