Saturday's Hamilton Spectator carried an article on climate change that reported new research indicating "A crucial 'tipping point' ... has already been passed, with devastating consequences for the planet's future."
Big news, right? According to research commissioned by the Independent (UK), "the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has now crossed a threshold set down by scientists from around the world ... beyond which really dangerous climate change is likely to be unstoppable."
Serious stuff, clearly worthy of the front page, right?
Wrong. The article was buried on page A16. The front page was reserved for the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy - newsworthy, to be sure, but perhaps a little less important than the "irreversible melting" of the Greenland Ice Sheet, "threatening the world with a sea level rise of several metres."
I guess it's Summer Olympics only from then on.
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