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Summary 'credible and frightening'

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The American man of letters E.B. White believed that the press is useful not because of its good character but its diversity. This allows readers the freedom to range around in a huge editorial bouillabaisse and search it for the one element that counts: the truth.

Unfortunately, I found what White said I would in Gwynne Dyer's April 24 column, Climate options -- grim, grimmer, grimmest, the most credible and frightening summary I've ever read of what the future holds for us, even if we do mend our ways.

White was right about the bouillabaisse more than he knew because, as Dyer points out, this time we really are in the soup. Dyer makes that as chillingly clear as a good consommé.

 

BARRY CRAIG

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 26, 2013 A10

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