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March 18, 2005

This is Journalism? « Media Distortions »

How can we trust the news if they can report something like this with a straight face:

Virtually no one disagrees human activity is fueling global warming, and a global treaty signed in Kyoto, Japan, aims to reduce polluting emissions. But the world's biggest polluter, the United States, has withdrawn from the 1997 treaty, saying its provisions would hurt the U.S. economy.

First, less than half the reputable scientists in the world even agree that the temperature trend is anything outside the normal cycle. Second, it has been proven that one medium-sized volcanic eruption spews more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere than all the nations of the world do in a decade. A large eruption emits more of those gasses than the entire human race has added in all of history. Third, the Kyoto Treaty wouldn't do a thing to stop pollution, it would only make it more difficult, economically, for the United States to continue to make its processes cleaner, while giving a free pass to China, India, Indonesia, et al, to continue polluting at will. Have you ever been to a city in China? Have you seen pictures, at least? Our worst city has far less smog than their best.

The whole ridiculous propaganda piece is right here, but it really isn't worth your time.

Posted by Nathan at 06:09 AM | Comments (0)
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