On October 18, 1983, in what would be one of her last “News Digest” broadcasts, NBC anchor Jessica Savitch mentions a recently released EPA report on the consequences of carbon pollution.

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D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.