Yesterday we speculated about the news coverage of a new British study that claims global warming will cause a catastrophic economic catastrophe. Catastrophically speaking. Would there be a balanced examination of the study, including reporting of those who question its methods, assumptions and conclusions?
Wearily, we laugh.
LONDON Global warming is now a reality and the debate about its existence is over, Britain’s environment minister said Sunday, before the release of a report on the economic cost of climate change.
Environment Secretary David Miliband said international action was needed to curb the emission of greenhouse gases that scientists say are warming the planet.
“I think that the scientific debate has now closed on global warming, and the popular debate is closing as well,” Miliband told Sky News television.