Welcome to the first official Rooted Reading List
Rather than writing, the biggest thing a journalist seems to do is read (at least that seems to be the case for me). There’s lot of great environment reading that I do during the week that I don’t get a chance to write about, so I’ve decided a weekly Rooted Reading List is a good way of sharing these articles. So check back every Friday arvo for it and feel free to add in your own top reading picks from around the web in comments.
First up a fascinating article in the University of St Thomas magazine about its professor Dr John Abraham, who garnered international attention in 2010 when he put together a 73 minute presentation that forensically pulls apart an entire speech made by well-known climate sceptic Christopher Monckton. This article examines the whole media fallout:
“Dr. John Abraham and his wife, Molly, packed up their kids and headed to Disneyland in July 2010 for the family’s first real vacation. Four-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old Lilith fell in love with Disney’s dazzling King Arthur Carousel. They didn’t ride it once or twice, they went on it seven times. While his kids were having the time of their lives, the St. Thomas associate professor of mechanical engineering unfortunately had other things on his mind. Between carousel rides, Abraham kept checking his cell phone for messages. Headlines like this one – not only in the United States but in Europe, Australia and New Zealand – explain why: “The Monckton Files: Bombshell!!! John Abraham to be Sued!!!” Abraham had tangled with Scotland’s Christopher Monckton, one of the world’s most prominent global-warming sceptics and a sought-after speaker by the kind of organisations that share his scepticism.”
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