Cockburn pitches a cutter
Left-wing radical journalist Alexander Cockburn takes up the denialist cudgel against man-made global warming in the most recent issue of his online zine Counterpunch. Unbeknownst to me, Cockburn has written a series of three pieces on this topic for the more reputable and conservative journal The Nation.
We live in interesting times The geography of the spectrum of opinion with respect to various issues before the body public is rapidly changing. As was clear from this week's debate about immigration reform, it is no longer possible to predict anyone's position on an issue based upon their credentials as either a "progressive Democrat" or a "conservative Republican." As someone familiar with the science on the climate change issue, however, I regret that Cockburn has taken the position that he has. In the past, I have respected his opinion on most issues and I continue to enjoy his expression of it.