Friday, January 16, 2015

Seth Borenstein, Climate Hack

>With yet another chicken little call from NASA/NOAA (your tax dollars at work) on global warming, who better to carry the water for the government than Seth Borenstein. Oh yes, chances are you've already come across his breathless AP report on the annual proclamation that the preceding year was the warmest (

Of course, no one knows what year was the warmest, coolest, or any damn thing in between. To suggest otherwise is to a) presume that the climate never changes or there is such a thing as a 'normal' temperature for the planet and b) to politicize science--which is exactly what Mr. Borenstein has been doing for years. Now I know a little about the tendentious scribe having suffered through his blatant propaganda when he was at Knight-Ridder writing for its local paper here in St. Paul, MN--a city still in search for a global warming problem.

In his latest AP piece he derides those 'non-scientists' who point out the inconvenient truth that satellite temperatures definitely do NOT show recent warming of the earth. Well that's rich, considering 'ol Seth's climate credentials amount to a BS in Journalism. Of course, there indeed are numerous scientists who question climate 'models which obviously cannot distinguish between man-made contributions and natural trends--including CO2 concentrations (see chart below).

Rajesh Agnihotri, senior scientist at National Physics Laboratory said, "Natural forces, like solar intensity appear to be dominating (India's) monsoons to a greater extent than man-made climate changes..." Even Research Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Phil Jones, recently admitted the that "for the past 15 years there has been no 'statistically significant' warming."

Alas, Mr. Borenstein appears far too close to the well-heeled monied interests in the climate change industry (from grant recipients to renewable energy suppliers) to ever report as a true professional should. He is merely paid to regurgitate their press releases--and so is the AP.

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