For years, the fossil fuel industry has lobbied the news media to accord the same weight to a handful of global warming skeptics that it accords the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – more than 2,000 scientists from 100 countries reporting to the United Nations.
Today, with the science having become even more robust – and the impacts as visible as the megastorm that covered much of the Gulf of Mexico – the press bears a share of the guilt for our self-induced destruction with the oil and coal industries
It has now been eight years since the US was hit by a major hurricane, the longest such period since 1869. Obama’s presidency has seen the fewest hurricane landfalls of any presidency in US history.
Gelbspan became hysterical in 2005 over hurricanes hitting the US, yet the presidencies of William Howard Taft, Grover Cleveland and Rutherford B. Hayes had a higher hurricane frequency than GWB.
It is remarkable how scientists can go into hysterics and start throwing around mindless paranoid political accusations – over things they understand nothing about.