'Global Warming' Update: NYT Rightwing Mouthpiece?

Remeber A Cooling World, 1975.


Criticisms of Mr. Gore have come not only from conservative groups and prominent skeptics of catastrophic warming, but also from rank-and-file scientists like Dr. Easterbook, who told his peers that he had no political ax to grind. A few see natural variation as more central to global warming than heat-trapping gases. Many appear to occupy a middle ground in the climate debate, seeing human activity as a serious threat but challenging what they call the extremism of both skeptics and zealots.
Notice that they didn't say "most."

Wonder how many death threats will be flooding those inboxes on West 43rd between tonight and tomorrow.

hoist: Ace

Posted by: Good Lt. at 07:18 PM


1 I guess that proves the NYTimes is anti-science and paid off by the oil companies.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at March 12, 2007 08:35 PM

2 muslims cause global warming with all that oil

Posted by: JOHN RYAN at March 12, 2007 09:20 PM

3 THE LEFT is addicted to doom. The Crisis of Capitalism, 'The Population Bomb', ‘Silent Spring’, ‘The Limits to Growth’, the Return of the Ice Age, ‘The China Syndrome’, Nuclear Winter, Killer Bees, Acid Rain, Globalization, Frankenstein foods, The Ozone Hole, are all catastrophes that didn’t happen. Some were factually wrong and the rest never became a crisis. When a doomsday theory is disproven, poof!, the MSM drops the story. The left and the MSM run on Clear and Present Danger like a fuel, and doom theories garner massive attention, with accompanying sales of newspapers and airtime. Facts seem to have nothing to do with it. The ‘Limits to Growth’ (The Club of Rome, 1972) a hugely popular book in its time, predicted logarithmic growth in population and resource consumption, with arithmetic growth in supply. This would produce overpopulation, the exhaustion of energy and other resources, the impoverishment of billions, a collapse in the food supply, and mass starvation and death. Their computer models, supported by many eminent scientists, claimed the world would run out of oil by 1992, and all their other predictions also proved wrong. Nevertheless, lefties continue to fret about imminent resource exhaustion, while the MSM issues no corrections or mea culpa. These doom theories were presented in sequence, all were promoted by the left, pumped by the MSM, and used to mobilize millions worldwide. The common idea was and is, that doom could (can) only be averted with more state control and intervention, strict economic controls, suppression of capitalism, and wealth redistribution.

Posted by: DemocracyRules at March 12, 2007 10:26 PM

4 This is just my 2 cents but I bet we see more "global warming" scrutiny closer to the election and if there is a democratic president you can almost guarantee that the scientists who know the truth about global warming will finally speak out against it. To speak out against it now is perhaps percieved as supporting Bush or a right wing agenda. Reason and critical thinking has been thrown out in favor of politics again.

Posted by: DAT at March 13, 2007 06:33 AM

5 Global warming must be real. It is now warm enough for us to plant corn and Bahia grass. Just like we have done for the last 20 years.

Posted by: greyrooster at March 13, 2007 07:03 AM

6 After Al Gore invented the internet he invented global warming. And this asshole actually ran for president.

Posted by: greyrooster at March 13, 2007 07:06 AM

7 Global warming has jumped the shark.

I'm bored.

What's next up?


Posted by: Ben at March 13, 2007 08:41 AM

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