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Jonathan Franzen 'miserably conflicted about climate change'
Jonathan Franzen 'miserably conflicted about climate change'

Is the environmental movement's emphasis on climate change bad for birds? Novelist and avian enthusiast Jonathan Franzen thinks that might be the case. In an essay in this week's issue of The New Yorker, Franzen writes that he's come "to feel miserably conflicted about climate change," because the emphasis on global warming "could lead to indifference toward birds in the present." Franzen cites the construction of a football stadium in Minneapolis, which bird lovers wanted built with patterned glass to reduce the possibility of bird collisions. "Around the same time, the National Audubon Society issued a press release declaring climate...