NY Times climate falsehoods

December 9, 2019

by John McClaughry

I spent half an hour over the weekend carefully reading an analysis of the New York Times’ climate reporting, done by independent science reporter Kip Hansen. Hansen is the author of dozens of careful analyses of scary claims put forth by those declaring that we face a global climate emergency. You can find this one at the web site wattsupwiththat.com, entitled “How wrong can one article be?”

In his critique Hansen completely destroys a breathless climate scare article by one Henry Fountain of the Times staff. His graphs are based on official scientific data, and conclusively  debunk Fountain’s assertions about sea level rise, Greenland ice loss, wildfires, droughts, floods, and other disasters. Here are a couple of Hansen’s conclusions:

“News outlets are intentionally pumping out climate propaganda, climate porn, to boost the public acceptance of the flood of climate alarm.”

“It is a mystery to me how anyone with any science background at all …can quote the line ‘The only solution is to get rid of fossil fuels in power production, industry and transportation’ without commenting on how absurd such an idea is in today’s  real world.  ‘Getting rid of fossil fuels’ would simply bring civilization to a near stand-still — no air transport, no oceanic shipping, no gasoline or diesel automobiles, no tractors (thus almost no food), no wind turbines, no solar panels,  and, of course, almost no manufactured goods.”

Hansen’s reporting is a valuable antidote to the climate change campaign that wants us to believe that our planet will be irreversibly ruined in twelve years, with a n endless list of grievous results.

John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. 

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Roger Joslin December 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Thanks John. THERE IS NO CLIMATE CRISIS!!! This is not about climate, it is about control and destroying America.


John de Bruin December 10, 2019 at 8:53 am

Absolutely spot on John. This Climate hoax has been pushed for at least the last 50 or 60 years (first it was Fossil Fuel will be depleted in 10 years, then Acid rain, then a new Ice Age and now CO2 levels will end the world in 11 years). The fact is man has no influence over global climate and CO2 levels need to be higher in order to stimulate plant and crop life. If you want to benefit life on this planet and change CO2 levels the simplest thing is to plant more Trees, certainly NOT a Carbon Tax. CO2 + plants= Oxygen.


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