Hark, The Herald (And Lots of Other Papers) Finally Sing About The Climate

Mon, 2007-12-24 06:33Ross Gelbspan
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Hark, The Herald (And Lots of Other Papers) Finally Sing About The Climate

Big wake-up to global warming

To illustrate, the Philadelphia Inquirer tracked the number of times the term “global warming” was mentioned in their paper over the years. In 2007 “global warming” was mentioned over 400 times, more than double any previous year.

An attitude shift as inexorable as global warming itself this year brought world groups together to debate risks.

“This was the year that global warming hit the mass radar screen, driven by a drumbeat of catastrophic predictions from top scientists, a jaw-dropping acceleration in polar ice melt…”

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Just to put that in perspective, a search on the Philidelphia Inquirer web site for the term “Y2K” yields 756 articles.

And we know how that turned out.

Yes. A lot of software revised and repaired, and a mass of potential problems averted.

Search Term: “Britney Spears

Articles: 1541

Search Term: “anthrax

Articles: 1561

Troll. Ban him for spamming.

I think he’s trying to make a point that mentioning numbers of times something comes up isn’ a very useful metric by itself.

The article compares the number of times global warming was mentioned this year to the number of times it was mentioned each year over a number of years. Rob the troll just comes up with random words without specifying the time period. Unscientific.

The term “Global Warming” sells papers.
It also ensures funding grants.
It also allows politicians to score points with uninformed masses.
It is the cause de jur.
What other result would any sane person expect?
Have you not heard? Everything is caused by Global Warming!
Here is proof:
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

And isn’t name calling the last resort of the desperate?
Just asking.

An interesting Artical: Seems fitting.
2007
The Year the Global Warming Hoax Died http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=22218

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    What’s your point, Hugh?

    Yeah, VJ, tell us how “scientific” it is when a newspaper cites itself that they have decided to use the phrase “Global Warming” more often as “evidence” that “Global Warming” is an increasingly important concept to anyone?

    Talk about the tail wagging the dog!

    Then again, by the same token, if the term “dingbat” was more frequently used in reference to VJ, I wonder what that might scientifically prove?

    Another interesting article. They just keep comming.
    Excerpt:
    The complexity of climate change does not suddenly make a sociologist, economist, computer programmer, etc. a credible skeptic. In fact, the weakness of Inhofe’s list is readily apparent by the very fact that he had to include such people on his list.

    Gary (the Troll) http://www.climate-resistance.org/2007/12/physician-heal-thyself.html

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