True be­liev­ers

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

“NBC has ap­par­ently aban­doned any doubt about the for­mu­la­tion that bad or hot weather in the sum­mer proves man-made global warm­ing since just two years af­ter ‘NBC Nightly News’ pointed out how ‘three of the five warm­est sum­mers on record were in the 1930s,’ Tues­day’s news­cast show­cased a U.N. re­port to con­tend ‘ex­treme weather’ and an Au­gust heat wave demon­strate man­made global warm­ing,” the Me­dia Re­search Cen­ter’s Brent Baker writes at www.mrc.org.

“Back on the July 25, 2005, ‘NBC Nightly News,’ af­ter a man on the street de­clared that ‘it seems like each sum­mer is a lit­tle warmer than the one be­fore,’ re­porter Carl Quin­tanilla coun­tered: ‘Ac­tu­ally, that’s not right.’ He noted that ‘three of the five warm­est sum­mers on record were in the 1930s. Cli­mate ex­perts like Kevin Tren­berth say the one-de­gree in­crease in tem­per­a­ture this cen­tury is no rea­son to break a sweat.’

“Two years later, on Tues­day night, fill-in NBC an­chor Ann Curry segued from a sum­mer heat-wave story to how ‘a new re­port out from the U.N. says we are in an ex­treme weather year all over the globe and the ques­tion tonight: Is global warm­ing to blame?’ Cit­ing ‘a world­wide path of de­struc­tion,’ Anne Thompson as­serted that ‘global land sur­face tem­per­a­tures in Jan­uary and April were likely the warm­est since records be­gan 120 years ago, ex­tremes sci­en­tists say are con­sis­tent with an in­crease in car­bon diox­ide, man-made global warm­ing.’ ”

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