New York Times Closes Its Environment Desk. Please, Nobody Laugh

This isn’t just serial. It’s super serial. Pravda is about to close down its Environment department, source of some of the most compelling and moving news stories of the last four years.

Among them:

Every time you take an unnecessary shower a baby polar bear dies.

No, it’s getting hotter. Really, it’s getting hotter. Dr James Hansen says so and he works at NASA.

Just because global warming stopped in 1997 doesn’t mean it’s not going to start again, no sirree – and when it does it will be worse, much, much worse.

Al Gore: why selling my environmental channel Current TV to oil-funded Jew-haters for $100 million was the morally right thing to do.

We shall miss you, New York Times environment desk. You saved us from ManBearPig!

  1. Mike H

    If I take a really long unnecessary shower, can I kill a full sized polar bear?

    Where do I pick it up so I can mount it in my home?

  2. Nanda Panjandrum

    Woo-Hoo!  Not a moment too soon.

  3. Austin Murrey

    Another victory for those of us who hate “science”.

    The end of eco-fundimentalism will be the best thing for science since phrenology was excluded from serious discussion.

  4. tabula rasa

    Admit it, James.  You’re going to miss it.  The comedian (though you are a lot more than a comedian) needs his straight man.

  5. Duane Oyen

    Andy Revkin actually mostly transitioned away from this a couple of years ago, seeing the handwriting on  the wall, and being personally embarrassed by/offended at some of the East Anglia e-mails.

  6. Paul A. Rahe
    C

    Surreal, super-surreal, indeed.

  7. Barkha Herman

    hahahahahaha!

  8. Whiskey Sam

    Best news from the NYT in ages!

  9. James Delingpole
    C
    drlorentz: James, just saw FrackNation last night. You were great in it, though not as fiery as in your columns. Rather muted, I’d say. · 9 hours ago

    I suppose the bottom line is Dr Lorentz that with movies you have an allotted role and you stick to it. If I’d come across as fierier maybe it would have unbalanced it. Also, in real life, I’m really warm and lovely and cute. Just ask my mother. No, actually, don’t.

  10. Copperfield
    James Delingpole: This isn’t just serial. It’s super serial.

    … You saved us from ManBearPig! · · 1 hour ago

    Classic!  Well written, sir. 

  11. Nick Stuart

    Speaking of how f***** was my valley. BP just proudly announced that its windfarm in north central Pennsylvania has gone online. Beautiful wild country no longer.

    http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968&contentId=7082649

     

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  12. Chris Campion

    That Delingpole dude is like totally ripped, man.  No wonder he’s a viscount.

    EJHill

    . · 1 hour ago

  13. EJHill
    Chris Campion: That Delingpole dude is like totally ripped, man..

    The reality is scary…

    Reality.jpg

  14. Jimmy Carter

    Now, what will My Parrot read when He’s doing His business?

  15. Chris Campion

    Smashing!

    EJHill

    Chris Campion: That Delingpole dude is like totally ripped, man..

    The reality is scary… · 11 hours ago

  16. drlorentz

    James, just saw FrackNation last night. You were great in it, though not as fiery as in your columns. Rather muted, I’d say.

  17. Hartmann von Aue

    Great news! Thanks!

  18. Severely Ltd.

    James, after all the trees, oil, articles, comments, speeches, water-cooler vitriol, and other resources expended in the effort to convince us that global warming is real, the proponents would now like to fade into the woodwork? Is that what’s going on?

    Despite my respect for people like you, because of my ignorance of all things math/science, I’ve stayed largely neutral on this issue. But this is telling, they do seem to be trying to slink away without being noticed.

    If this is the end of the movement, many, many people will be shattered that the world won’t be ending as anticipated. After all, that was a small price to pay for that giant club with which to beat on Capitalism and the Right.

    tabula rasa: Admit it, James.  You’re going to miss it.  The comedian (though you are a lot more than a comedian) needs his straight man.

    Tab’s right, you’re sad to see it go too, aren’t you?

  19. 3rd angle projection

    At what point do they re-brand and become the New York Behind the Times? Not a big deal but long over due.

    N-Y-B-T. Can you hear the chant? NY’ers are great at chants.

    “Let’s go Yankees…” “Ennn Why Bee Teee….” It’s magic!

    They can sell hats and other really cool stuff to offset the next round of layoffs!

    N-Y-B-T………….

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