News networks embrace “catastrophic warming” theme

In their recent reports on the IPCC’s latest climate science report, the major news networks all embraced the “catastrophic warming” theme and said little to nothing about the 16 years of flatlined global temperatures, numerous errors and shortfalls in the primary global circulation models, and refused to give any time or credit to skeptical scientists.

The UN’s climate panel (IPCC) released its latest warning about “catastrophic” climate change on Sept. 27, garnering the frantic attention of all three broadcast networks that night. CBS even aired a claim about temperatures rising “more than 200 degrees.”

Predictably, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC Sept. 27 repeated the IPCC’s dire warnings without including any skeptics and without mentioning past failures such as their inability to accurately predict warming or sea level rise.

ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” NBC “Nightly News” and CBS “Evening News” all failed to include criticism of the IPCC with the exception of a swipe against “skeptics” on ABC. NBC continued to link weather events like Hurricane Sandy to climate change while CBS aired a statistic that one scientist called “meaningless.”

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04. October 2013 by Jason Hayes
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