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NY Times hired a hippie puncher to give climate obstructionists cover | Dana Nuccitelli

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 3:00am

Bret Stephens’ first piece for the Times showed exactly why some climate realists are canceling their subscriptions

Yesterday, New York Times subscribers were treated to an email alert announcing the first opinion column from Bret Stephens, who they hired away from the Wall Street Journal. Like all Journal opinion columnists who write about climate change, Stephens has said a lot of things on the subject that could charitably be described as ignorant and wrong. Thus many Times subscribers voiced bewilderment and concern about his hiring, to which the paper’s public editor issued a rather offensive response.

Justifying the critics, here’s how the paper announced Stephens’ first opinion column in an email alert (usually reserved for important breaking news):

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Refugee guests are given hands-on experience of a shepherd's work

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2017/04/28 - 9:30pm

Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales Willing helpers hold the week-old lambs until Rodney is ready to dock their tails

Pliers and rubber rings, a tub of aquamarine dye, plastic ID ear tags … Rodney Beresford lays out the tools of his trade on a flat-topped boulder. It’s lambing time, and he is here in the sheepfold to dock tails and castrate the days-old males.

For once the shepherd is not alone, however. For 10 years Rodney has been offering refugees and asylum seekers “a day out to remember”, as part of a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust project. Today’s helper-guests, from St Augustine’s Centre in Halifax, have spent their morning searching his pasture for new-born lambs, guided by Rodney’s grandchildren, Lucy, eight, and Katie, five. Success? Two sets of twins born naturally – “doing grand”.

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