Why Alarmism?

by William Yeatman on March 3, 2009

in Blog

When it comes to global warming, dire predictions seem to be all we see or hear. But is the alarmism justified?

In today’s Cato Daily Podcast, climatologists Patrick Michaels explains why the news and information we receive about global warming have become so apocalyptic. According to Michaels, a Cato senior fellow in environmental studies, science itself has become increasingly biased, with warnings of extreme consequences from global warming becoming the norm. That bias is then communicated through the media, who focus on only extreme predictions.

Click here to listen to this insightful commentary. It is likely to change the way you perceive the media’s portrayal of global warming.

Anil Garg March 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm


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My site (www.giitsolutions.com/carpool.html) is currently the first link that opens on google search by key words "Car pool NCR" "Car pool Delhi" "Car pool Noida" and it is on the first page on writing "car pool" Avery good number of people visit the site and benefit from it every day.

What i want?

I want support to generate awareness about car pooling benefits and make car pooling a global practice. For who are having heavy commuting costs it saves money. for those who are concerned about our own welbeing and welbeing of future generations it is a noble cause. Please let me know how can I help.

The Quadfather March 8, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Car pooling is fine for saving a little money, but that's about all it's good for. You're not saving anything but money, and I guess a little fuel, maybe we won't run out sooner. Eventually all the oil and coal will be burned. No harm will come of it. Only running out is harmful, and that would be a calamity.

Rick White March 9, 2009 at 2:46 am

Why is it that we always have 10 years to 'fix' the alleged global warming crisis? It seems that James Hansen put the 10 year time frame out there in 1988 and, today, Prince Charles is giving us another 100 months. If this were actual science it wouldn't be a sliding deadline.

Dll March 14, 2009 at 4:24 am

Very thorough and well-written article. Thanks a lot!

Brandon March 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm

sam snowdon sux

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