March 2, 2013
What's a warmist to do?
Warmism - the belief that CO2 emissions are dangerously warming the earth - gets all the propaganda support the mainstream media can offer, and yet the public stubbornly refuses to give a damn. It must be terribly frustrating for Al Gore and all the others who have hitched their wagons to this theory. Patrick Michaels outlines the problem they face at Forbes. He uses a recent example of two research papers published, one linking global warming to some new horror, and the other pointing out the evidence is inconclusive. The alarmist paper got all the media coverage. Michaels dubs this "asymmetric" coverage: The type of global warming science reported to the public grows asymmetrically, with alarming evidence receiving far more exposure than evidence for more modest changes and impacts, or, climate-as-usual. And what's the bottom line? People still don't give a darn. The prestigious National Opinion Research Center (NORC), located at the University of Chicago, just released a...(Read Full Post)