Too Much Balance

| April 23, 2007 | Reply

The headline:

Climate reporting ‘too balanced’ say scientists

The complaint here is that by including opposing views in the news reports, the stories give the idea that there’s more disarray than there actually is.

I’m sure the scientist in question is only talking about the Australian media because, as we’ve seen, the notion of including an opposing point of view is entirely alien to the US media. Nevertheless, the complaint is pretty ridiculous. There is no firm consensus about the scale or severity of anthropogenic global warming at this point and it’s verging on insulting how often we’re told otherwise.

Category: Oh the Climate, It is A-Changin'

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