|The Sun Doesn't Shine on the New York Times|
|Written by Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer|
|Friday, 19 June 2009 11:35|
The New York Times believes in manmade Global Warming. Almost every day the newspaper carries a report about how it is going to destroy our lives and we are told that drastic solutions are needed to remediate the damage humans are doing to the planet.These "solutions" mean more taxes, more intrusion in our lives and the end of the American fossil fuel economy that has done so much to "make poverty history" across the world.
The New York Times also believes there is a scientific consensus that there is warming and that it is man made.
Of course there is no consensus. There are thousands of scientists whose findings tell them it was warmer and colder before - that it has not warmed in ten years and point out that 30 years ago the scientific consensus was that we were all heading for planetary global cooling.
But yesterday the New York Times was faced with a dilemma. A distinguished scientist has died. A very, very distinguished scientist. They needed to write an obituary.
There was just a teeny weeny problem. The scientist, Dr John A Eddy, constantly produced peer reviewed scientific papers that proved the sun and not humans were responsible for changes in climate.
Dr Eddy even matched observations by ancient astronomers to tree rings and other historical indicators of temperature and proved that when the sun was active the temperature changed. And in 1976 when Dr Eddy started to publish his papers such findings were non-controversial.
This obviously creates a problem for the New York Times. A prominent scientist has published many, many papers in peer reviewed and prestigious publications, such as Science, that undermine the theory of manmade Global Warming. So how do they deal with this problem given that they are constantly telling their readers that there is a scientific consensus on the matter.
They simply pretend Dr Eddy's findings have no relevance to the Global Warming debate. They fail to mention Global Warming in the obituary. The obituary here reads like Dr Eddy lived and worked in an alternative universe where his findings were correct but had no relevance to other scientists who claimed that there is unprecedented Global Warming and it is manmade.
It seems the New York Times has a policy that if an event today does not fit their worldview they will report it but strip it of any context so that tomorrow they can go back to their pre-ordained narrative.
And they wonder why their newspaper is losing money.
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