On Climate Change, Newsweek Provides a Tiny Bit of Balance

By April 9, 2007General

Further to our post from yesterday, this week’s edition of Newsweek features a piece by noted climate expert Richard Lindzen, a guy who gets all his funding from the government. We think maybe he read our piece below. He says:

“Looking back on the earth’s climate history, it’s apparent that there’s no such thing as an optimal temperature—a climate at which everything is just right. The current alarm rests on the false assumption not only that we live in a perfect world, temperaturewise, but also that our warming forecasts for the year 2040 are somehow more reliable than the weatherman’s forecast for next week.”

He’s right, of course, and we applaud Newsweek for giving him the opportunity (and the space) to say it. It comes close to balance, but it is but one voice in otherwise hysterical coverage by them and their brother, the WaPo. Nonetheless, we’re glad to see it. Here’s a link to the full article entitled, “Why So Gloomy?”