Here’s the statement issued by the New York Times itself:
The Times is discontinuing the Green blog, which was created to track environmental and energy news and to foster lively discussion of developments in both areas. This change will allow us to direct production resources to other online projects.”
Why do we suppose this is? Didn’t this part of the Times bring yet more respect and credibility to one of America’s most renown dailies – especially now that”we are all facing a planetary crisis“?
Perhaps a recent Twitter post by NYT environment reporter Andrew Revkin can answer that question. It appears the green pages of the Gray Lady were turning out to be more of an embarrassment than anything. As is the case with any operation that gets shut down, it is because either there’s no longer a demand for it, or other sources are simply doing a much better job delivering.
Recently Andrew Revkin, for example, implied that recent volcano activity was probably the explanation for the stop in global warming over the past years. There’s got to be some explanation. After all, we all know it just can’t be the sun. Here’s what Revkin tweeted:
You can link to the study’s abstract here. Every time they pull the aerosol joker. But even Gavin Schmidt was not impressed by Revkin’s adventurism. Here’s what Schmidt tweeted back:
Yes, indeed it was probably a good time to end the Green blog show, and to “direct production resources to other online projects“.
Hat-tip: Marc Morano.