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September 1997


Kyoto Preview?

With an international conference on global warming in Kyoto, Japan coming up in December, the subject of supposed climate change will be a big news story in the coming months. A foretaste of the bias that may be ahead came in a brief anchor read on the August 27 Good Morning America.

According to ABC’s Kevin Newman, "The environmental group Greenpeace says global warming is posing a serious threat to Arctic animals." Greenpeace, Newman reported, "says melting sea ice caused by global warming may harm polar bears and seals because it reduces the production of algae crucial to the Arctic food chain. Greenpeace also warns that rising temperatures may melt the snow dens where these polar bears give birth."

From this report, viewers could have assumed that every scientist and environmentalist agrees with the Greenpeace position that human activity is affecting the climate. This simply isn’t the case. Reporters may not agree with global-warming skeptics, but shouldn’t they at least acknowledge that such skeptics exist?


Rich Noyes





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