No matter how much you slow it down, it still hurts

water slomo by Kent B

If a position ever opens up for “Champion of the Great Lakes”, I will be throwing Dave Dempsey’s name into the hat. In addition to being a heck of a writer, he runs a Great Lakes environmental issues blog that very economically keeps you up to date on not only the news that affects the lakes, but also broader trends in how folks are thinking about the environment … and how to change the way we think about it.

One such post is the hidden danger of slow-motion environmental disasters. He writes:

Journalist Andrew Revkin says global warming is one of those “slow drip” news stories. Revkin has been covering science and the environment at the New York Times for more than a decade, and he says it’s sometimes hard to sell his editors on the latest small development in a giant story like global warming.

The problem goes way beyond global warming. Whether you’re talking about the deterioration of the Great Lakes or the increase in environmental-related disease, the story is all around us — but rarely newsworthy in the conventional sense.

Add Dave’s Blog to your feed and check out Why it’s hard to keep people interested in global warming from Minnesota Public Radio.

About the photo: Kent is Austrian and while he is less than a year into learning photography, shots like water slomo show that you can do a lot in a short period of time.


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