Sunday, August 28, 2011

How "Predictable" Finding Media Bias on Climate Change Where None Exists

John J. Miller posted the following on The Corner, a conservative blog hosted by The National Review.

"Wait for it… Wait for it… Yes! Thank you New York Times:

The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the Eastern Seaboard than any storm in decades, is reviving an old question: are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change?"

Did Miller read the whole story? If he did, Miller should have picked up on this excerpt from Justin Gillis' story:

"While the number of the most intense stor has clearly been rising since the 1970s, researchers have come to differing conclusions about whether that increase can be attributed to human activities."

OMG. The scientists have sharply different opinions and even more astonishing, The New York Times piece acknowledges there are some differing opinions. And then Gillis even quotes a respectable scientist (he is described as "a federal researcher at the government’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J.") who doesn't think Irene and the increase in storms can be attributed to climate change:

Who would have thunk it?

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