Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t Schrodinger’s Cat How much of a climate deplorable are you? NYT has published an offensive climate quiz, apparently aimed at helping readers discover whether they should ever buy another copy of the New York Times.
Trump Has Choices to Make on Climate Policy. What Would You Do?
By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG FEB. 2, 2017
Donald Trump and his cabinet have sent mixed signals on some big environmental decisions they face. Take this interactive quiz and see where the different possible choices lead.
Apparently I’m a climate deplorable – after completing the quiz, NYT provided the following in my opinion deeply offensive comment about my choices.
You did a very bad job protecting the environment and may have made many of the worst effects of climate change more likely. It could hardly have been worse.
On the upside for President Trump, Republicans in Congress and many of the people who voted for him will support most of your decisions. We guess it’s true what they say about dark clouds (something about silver linings?).
Well done New York Times – in the unlikely event that you still have any climate skeptic readers, this quiz should help ensure they dump your publication.