All Thanks to Al Gore
Summary: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon addressed the UN about the growing problem of global warming. Moon stated that global warming is as big of a problem as war. Moon also called for Bush and other leaders to curb emissions of greenhouse gasss. Moon stressed how important it is for nations to start making changes to help stop this problem.
The article by Washington Post writer Colum Lynch took an interesting approach to the subject, using the angle that Moon considers global warming as big of a concer and threat as war. This is especially hard hitting for us in the U.S. due to how that comment could easily have been aimed at just us. His lead did a good job at setting the tone he wanted for the story:
"U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon argued Thursday that global warming poses as great a threat to the world as modern warfare, and he vowed to make reduction of greenhouse gases one of his tenure's top priorities."
You get all the important information that it's dangerous and that Moon is making it a top priority. The article is very straightforward describing the countries Moon talked to and how he wants to replace the Kyoto Protocol. The author does a good job of writing the fact without editorializing.
This article by the BBC, In this article the author focuses on how Moon is calling for the U.S. to be a leader in the changes that need to be made to stop global warming. It states facts about how the reason is that the U.S. is the leader in greenhouse gas emissions. The article almost makes it sound as though Moon's speech was aimed just at the U.S.
Due to the unbiased feel of the Washingotn Post's article, I felt it was more effective story.