Published: 2015-11-08 01:04:24
Updated: 2015-11-08 01:04:24
Posted November 8, 2015
By Greg Fishel
What does RTDNAC/AP stand for? Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press! These 2 organizations presented their annual awards Saturday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Club, and I couldn't be more proud to work for WRAL, winners of 17 total awards, 10 of those first place.
I was in a group entered in the Documentary category with our "Exploring Climate Change" special. We (Richard Adkins, Nate Johnson, Waliya Lari, Steve Loyd and myself) were fortunate to win first place.
While all contributed, there is one person I need to talk about. Richard Adkins, the photographer who worked with me, is not only a gifted photographer but a gifted storyteller as well. He knew the story I wanted to tell, and used his incredible skills to help me tell that story, both with words and pictures. Without him? No award!
Also, our management had the guts to let us tackle the religious and political sides of this issue, which is considered taboo in many circles.
Of course some will claim that this is just another way that the liberal media rewards its own for promoting their socialist/Marxist agenda. To those individuals, I suggest a cessation of blind tribal loyalty to their political ideology to be replaced with a pursuit of good science, and follow that good science wherever it may lead.
This isn't about ideology. What it is about is advocating the pursuit of the best science we can get our hands on. I've heard all the arguments: "it's all based on computer models," and "it's not science but a religion," and "how can we be so arrogant to think we can alter something that God created."
The science behind climate change has been on the books for nearly 200 years. If you don't accept that science, then consider a life without electricity or any other science-based convenience you take for granted.
God gave us a powerful mind, and he commanded us to be good stewards of the Earth. God gave us the ability to harm his gift to us. That was His decision, not ours.
If deep down inside you really accept the science but hate the solutions, consider the economic benefits of the US leading the charge on creating new energy technologies. This would be a novel example of two very contrasting parties coming up with an idea that satisfies both groups. Wow, could that work? It used to. How bout a little Tip O'Neill/Ronald Reagan action? Those two actually cared deeply about the country and used that commonality for the good of America. Unconditional loyalty to a tribe prevents that commonality from ever being shared.