NY Times Acknowledges GW Alarmism

by William Yeatman on December 13, 2007

Breaking News?  New York Times acknowledges the possibility that global warmists exaggerate stuff.


In its annual round-up of the past year's major new ideas, last week's NYTimes Sunday Magazine includes a surprising acknowledgement (surprising for the NYTimes, that is):  some of what we hear about the dangers of global warming may be exaggerated.   The newspaper's description of the concept is pretty muted, but I'm still impressed to see the Times acknowledge this.


Note its closing description:  "…at least some of the talk about climate conflict may be understood as rhetoric."  It really should have said "most of the talk", but at least it didn't rule out that possibility.


I'm not sure the concept itself ranks as a major idea of 2007, but perhaps the NYTimes' recognition of it ranks as a major journalistic development. 

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