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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Gore just the latest promoter of bad science

Al Gore is the darling of the mainstream media for his crusade to "save the planet", but many disagree with his representation of science as it relates to climate change. Like this editorial from L. Brent Bozell called Gore Follows Well-Trod Path Of Bad Science

Ever since the whole planet-panic kicked in around Earth Day 1970, there have been repeated predictions of impending doom, which didn't exactly work out.

When will someone in the media ever admit this?
Not likely when it comes to the main stream media who are too hooked on sensationalism and raft with left-wing bias. Gore is just the latest in a long line of Chicken Littles when it comes to climate change. As Bozell says:
In May 1989, Ehrlich claimed, global warming was going to melt the polar ice caps, causing a flood in which "we could expect to lose all of Florida, Washington, D.C., and the Los Angeles basin . . . We'll be in rising waters with no ark in sight."
But it didn't happen.
But the media are still handing over their microphones and their accolades to panicky predictions, with no apparent expectation that anyone will ever question their accuracy in a decade or two. How many decades do we wait to question these predictions?

Despite this, too many media outlets approach global warming with a surprising arrogance, insisting that all the facts are in and that anyone who seeks to confuse the public with dissent is too harmful to be heard.
While some in the print media and in talk radio are recently showing a willingness to express dissenting opinions, it is still very uncommon in the mainstream televised news.

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