Global Warming rebuff–thank you National Review Online
When it comes to global warming, the mainstream media have never met a hysterical prediction of doom they didn’t like. This week, Time magazine took the fear-mongering to a new low with a global-warming cover package complete with the banner “Be worried. Be very worried.” It included a photograph from Greenpeace that, according to that organization, shows a glacier melting because of global warming. Time neglected to inform its readers that glaciers nearby were doing just fine, and that one had expanded. Furthermore, it failed to mention that scientists don’t know exactly what is causing glaciers to shift. According to one scientific report, “It cannot yet be assessed if the ice retreat . . . indicates just regional changes of the atmospheric circulation patterns or can be assigned to global climatic change.” This kind of one-sided reporting is typical not only of Time’s cover package, but also of all the Chicken Little reporters who follow suit.
I saw the Time cover today at the grocery and yawned while the local paper gasped.
Thankfully, I have the Internet and Blogs to get counter opinions and weigh the balance of the arguments and the trustworthiness of the players and don’t have to rely on the local fish-wrap to provide me with the facts.