Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Media may be too fair and balanced on climate change

When struggling to show balance on climate change issues (something journalists are trained to do), they must sometimes tap "a specialist often bankrolled by big oil or big business." (NPR's On the Media) In some cases, global warming opponents use economic models "they feed extremely negative economic assumptions," (for example, that we'll never build another wind turbine in this country… ever) and these are used to balance a report showing the consensus of an entire scientific community. Something ain't adding up there. Hear more from On the Media…

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