Journalism Today: AP Says Heat Waves Are Sign of Global Warming, Even Though It May Not Be Global Warming
Holy hell, did the Obama administration’s penchant for saying one thing on a given day, and the complete opposite the next, rub off on the Dissociated Press this week?
This is one of the most unintentionally funny articles I’ve read in some time.
First, the record heat temperatures in the United States are definitely a sign of global warming:
If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.
Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.
Second, the report immediately took the heat off of their own argument by saying this:
These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change, although it’s far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June.
Scientifically linking individual weather events to climate change takes intensive study, complicated mathematics, computer models and lots of time. Sometimes it isn’t caused by global warming. Weather is always variable; freak things happen.
Finally, they start delving into the fact that the assessment can’t even be made on the global level, because weather extremes such as these have been witnessed … locally.
And this weather has been local. Europe, Asia and Africa aren’t having similar disasters now, although they’ve had their own extreme events in recent years.
Thanks for going through all of that to tell me that summer is hot.
You know what else is hot? The second closest planet to the sun – Venus – which experiences blazing surface temperatures due to an atmosphere consisting mostly of carbon dioxide, which causes a greenhouse effect.
How did the carbon dioxide get on an uninhabitable planet? Um, naturally… Not by man surprisingly enough.
But global warming alarmists would have you believe it’s because Venusian businesses don’t have to adhere to the Kyoto Protocol.
Just another case of the old media trying to remain PC in dealing with radical Islam, at the risk of avoiding facts…
From the Daily Caller:
More than a decade after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Associated Press doesn’t seem prepared to definitely pin the blame on al-Qaida, at least in print.
In an article published late Monday night about a mock movie poster warning that al-Qaida wants to return to New York City, the AP wouldn’t definitively state al-Qaida was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. “Al-Qaida has been blamed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which destroyed the World Trade Center and killed thousands of people,” the article reads.
Asked to respond to the “has been blamed” formulation, AP director of Media Relations Paul Colford told The Daily Caller in an email: “We don’t doubt that AQ was behind 9/11.”
Yet a search on Lexis-Nexis found numerous similar word choices in AP stories suggesting that it is not a fact that al-Qaida was responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks…
… By time of publication, the Associated Press did not return TheDC’s request for additional comment explaining why, if it has no doubt al-Qaida was behind 9/11, it reported only that the terror group “has been blamed” for the attacks in print — instead of declaring that it was “responsible” for 9/11.