“But is it really true that environmental groups are focusing on asthma and other health issues rather than talking about climate change?”
Mother Nature Network reports:
An article published on Politico.com on Wednesday accuses environmental groups of pulling a “bait and switch” by rebranding climate change and talking about “other topics, like gas prices and kids choking on pollutants” in a move to help get climate-friendly candidates elected.
Politico made its case by pointing to a large television advertising buy from the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council that featured children with asthma inhalers struggling to breathe. And, in fact, that is a strategy on their part: “We’re going to talk a lot about the health implications of dirty air,” Heather Taylor, director of the NRDC Action Fund, told Politico…