Only bank share prices have collapsed as quickly. The death of environmental journalism has been as rapid. According to Zofeen Ebrahim at IPS US science reporters are themselves becoming an endangered species.
The New York Times has canned its "green blog" and earth and environmental science journalism courses have closed at Columbia University and John Hopkins University.
The article quotes the number of "science" sections of newspapers falling from 85 in 1989 to just 19 in 2012.
This timing of this blog's resurrection appears to be either well timed (less supply and hence less competition) or even more pointless than before (as I assume newspapers cut the columns due to lack of demand/interest).
Hopefully as a global blog that does not rely on US readers there is some hope. In fact blogs by their nature do not rely on having any readers at all (which is good news for this blog). We have no adverts, no begging buttons and make no money whatsoever.
Of course these columns may have disappeared bbecause the twitter generation get their green news from high quality blogs (and less high quality blogs like this one).
The UK at least still appear interested.
Good to see GatE back, and with a new look!