At the Second Annual International Conference on Climate Change this week, Harvard University astrophysicist and geophysicist Willie Soon lamented that the few scientists who wrote the IPCC reports have captured the scientific process and framed the narrative that Earth faces a global warming crisis.
But I would give the mainstream media equal culpability in covering up scientific evidence, as well as championing such flawed green leaders as James Hansen and Al Gore.
Take Metro Detroit, arguably a region that would feel the hammer of global warming legislation more than any place on earth. Yet, save for popular radio talk host Frank Beckmann, readers here (unless they read Planet Gore and other out-of-state alternatives) are at the mercy of a local media (echoing national media) which push an aggressive green agenda.
A scan of news databases in just in the last month, for example, finds that news coverage — from television to print — has:
– Ignored the embarrassing D.C. snowstorm that wreaked havoc with what wass supposed to be one of the biggest anti-global warming marches ever planned.
– Ignored the tempest surrounding NASA scientist James Hansen and his increasingly radical activism.
– Ignored the impact on Michigan of pending cap and trade legislation. Thomas Williams of Duke Energy has predicted that electricity rates would jump as much as 40 percent in states like Michigan that rely heavily on coal power.
Nothing. Nada. Not a graph. Global warming polls dead last among the concerns of beleaguered Michiganders these days, but a hurricane of legislation from Washington is coming — and Detroit’s media doesn’t want its readers to see the weather report.