Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Global-Warming Debate Isn't Over

Some scientists say the warming may be caused by changes in the sun, or ocean currents, or changes in cloud cover, or other things we don't understand. If it's all man's fault, why did the Arctic go through a warm period early last century? Why did Greenland's temperatures rise 50 percent faster in the 1920s than they are rising now?

The media rarely ask such questions.

In fairness to the media, the reason that they don't ask this sort of question is that their understanding of science is rudimentary at best. People don't go to journalism school because they're good at math and science.

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