In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm

You're in for very bad weather. In 2008, your television will bring you image after frightening image of natural havoc linked to global warming. You will be told that such bizarre weather must be a sign of dangerous climate change -- and that these images are a mere preview of what's in store unless we act quickly to cool the planet. Full Story »

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Peter Henry
2.6
by Peter Henry - Oct. 1, 2008

This column (not a news story) is difficult to evaluate. The author makes a valid point but he is guilty of the same criticism, and I can't tell if he is pushing an agenda or not. There is a valid point in that observers are selecting evidence which demonstrates the immediate (short term) impacts of global warming because that's what they are looking for and it's more dramatic. On the other hand, the columnist is guilty of the same critique - of cherry picking his examples. He focuses on controversial interpretations of causes of loss of Northern polar ice and predictions of increasing storm severity; he doesn't balance this out with for example the well-documented increased melting of continental glaciers and the Greenland icepack.

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