Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Media's Failure to Fact Check Obama & Global Warming

Many news organizations have done some fact checking of some of Obama's claims that he made in the State of the Union Address. 
Yet, no fact checking has been done about Obama's statement he made about climate change during his first State of the Union Address last night.
The President made this statement:  
I know there have been questions about whether we can afford such changes in a tough economy; and I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. 
Overwhelming evidence!? I think there is a tidal wave of evidence showing that Climate Change is based on very bad science.  Let us go through four recent examples showing how bad the science is on Global Warming?
1) Special interest groups like World Wildlife Fund are the source of many claims made by the "scientific" IPCC AR4 report.
2) Many claims within the IPPC, such as the melting glaciers on the Himalyas, are not even based on formal research but a short telephone interview with a scientist who based his claim on mere speculation.
3) There is strong evidence that Global Weather Stations are being intentionally cherry picked to show an increase in the global temperature. 
4) Scientists in England, New Zealand and Australia have been found to be manipulating, distorting, massaging and dumping their raw data in an effort to promote Climate Change.  In the United States, there a few different lawsuits pending, to determine if science agencies have been manipulating the climate change data too.
I could go on with more examples of reports and articles showing whatever "overwhelming evidence" in support of it rests on bad science. 
All these examples are from recent news articles covering global warming which shows that what Obama is essentially saying is that we should embark on this costly endeavor EVEN IF the science is wrong. Our President either be willfully ignorant or in willful denial about the quality of "science" behind global warming.

And with as much money as our government is spending on programs based on bad science, the media is failing in doing its fact checking  to ensure that our government relies on the right scientific evidence. 

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