Friday, November 28, 2008

Media Bias

The Australian Newspaper rightly criticizes the Fairfax press for their treatment of Anthropogenic Global Warming (,25197,24722322-16382,00.html).

The basis for this appears to be the view that the science is settled and there is consensus on the issue. This is utterly false. There remains substantial dissent on the issue. The debate held at the conclusion of the climate change session at the 33rd International Geological Congress in Oslo in August this year is a good example. The words of Galileo still ring true: "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." Despite what some alarmists are saying there remains plenty of time to keep an open mind.

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