After some encouragement, they apologized to Sen. Obama (D-IL):
Many others besides Climate Progress had chimed in:
Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science and the most recent Stormworld, Hurricanes, Politics and the Battle Over Global Warming, said: “There remains a huge gap between what is scientifically and climatically necessary on global warming, and what is politically feasible in the US. So no sane candidate is going to be able to completely satisfy environmental interests right now. … I think it’s a mistake to therefore attack the candidates who take the problem seriously as they try to walk this difficult line.”
Ross Gelbspan, whose defining books Boiling Point and The Heat is On were a big part of the inspiration for starting the DeSmogBlog, also spoke up for Obama’s position: “I think he’s made a giant step for a politician, given that he comes from a coal state, in backing off his unqualified support of CCS (carbon capture and storage) and other coal technologies. Initially, he was pushing coal. After the environmentalists talked to him, he strongly qualified his approach — supporting only proven CCS technology. That means the guy can listen — and can change his position according to what he learns.”
We all make mistakes, especially in new media like the blogosphere. The question is, what do you do once you realize you’ve made one? Apologize , learn from it, and move on.
DeSmogBlog remains one of the top climate blogs and a must read for those interested in clearing up the fog of the global warming delayers and deniers (before the harsh reality of global warming burns it off forever).