Antarctica Losing Ice at Unexpected Rate

From a story in the Washington Post:

"It looks like the [Antarctic] ice sheets are ahead of schedule" in terms of melting, [glaciologist Richard] Alley said. "That’s a wake-up call. We better figure out what’s going on."

Concise wrap-up from Mark Lynas focuses on the surprise element of the news, and touches on the questions that news raises. Chris Mooney catches the Post writer quoting a denialist from Tech Station Central and wonders:

If [you as a journalist]feel duty-bound to describe a source in such a way as to undermine what the source saying in the eyes of the average reader, then should you really be quoting that source at all?

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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