Posted by: Sara Shipley Hiles | June 29, 2009

Monday morning quarterbacking on the climate change bill

Last week, the House passed a major climate change bill – the first major Congressional action on this issue. The debate over the bill’s merits was strong, in the mainstream media, in the blogosphere and on Twitter. I’m a newcomer to Twitter (follow me @saraship!) and I enjoyed watching the real-time scroll of commentary as the House procedural vote and then the real vote unfolded.

Alas, much of the media coverage of climate change was drowned out by the death of Michael Jackson, the pop icon. In fact, as I noted on Twitter, more people were reliving Thriller than watching the dance moves going on in the House as horse-trading over the bill continued.

I also posted some updates to my Facebook page, which drew comments from friends on both the right and left.

Meanwhile, I wanted to post this interesting column by Paul Krugman of the New York Times, which I first saw linked on Twitter from National Wildlife Federation (@NWF), which described it as a “powerful account of Friday’s vote on climate legislation.” http://ow.ly/g5s

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