Townhall.com Thomas Sowell February 15, 2007
If you take the mainstream media seriously, you might think that every important scientist believes that “global warming” poses a great threat, and that we need to make drastic changes in the way we live, in order to avoid catastrophes to the environment, to various species, and to ourselves.
The media play a key role in perpetuating such beliefs. Often they seize upon every heat wave to hype global warming, but see no implications in record-setting cold weather, such as many places have been experiencing lately.
In this photo provided by Mary Sage, a polar bear near Barrow, on Alaska’s north coast, is shown May 22, 2006. Conservation groups sued the federal government Tuesday Feb. 13, 2007, claiming marine mammal regulators are not doing enough to protect north coast polar bears and walruses against the combined threat of oil and gas explorations and global warming. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Mary Sage, Joseph Napaaqtuq Sage, File) Remember how the unusually large number of hurricanes a couple of years ago was hyped in the media as being a result of global warming, with more such hurricanes being predicted to return the following year and the years thereafter?
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