SEJ: Ken Salazar Ignores Global Warming |
In his keynote address to the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Miami, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar avoided all mention of climate change. His twenty-minute speech addressed local conservation projects, river management, and the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Even when a reporter mentioned global warming during the ten minute question-and-answer period, Salazar ignored the fundamental environmental challenge of our time.
Salazar was followed by a live feed of Dr. Kim Bernard, a climate scientist in Antarctica, describing the decline of sea ice around the vast continent and the rapid changes in the marine ecosystem there, including the increase in Adelie penguin chick mortality and decline in penguin populations.