How Media Bias Censors the Debate on Climate Change -by Liz Peak at the Fiscal Times
Recently, Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading, quit the board, saying in his resignation letter, “I had not been expecting such an enormous world-wide pressure put at me from a community that I have been close to all my active life…. It is a situation that reminds me about the time of McCarthy.”
The BBC is not the first news organization to deny “deniers” a voice. The L.A. Times and Popular Science Magazine are among other outlets refusing to publish letters from readers that challenge what these publications consider to be proven fact – that humans are causing the earth’s climate to change.
It may be just that. Surely, it is too early to shut down debate — especially when there are credible scientists who think the climate “crisis” is overblown. Scientists like Professor John Christy, recently profiled by The New York Times, (to their credit). Dr. Christy’s credentials are impressive, but his tempered view of climate change has caused him to be shunned and vilified by his peers. Dr. Christy agrees that the earth is warming, but thinks the threat posed by modestly higher temperatures has been greatly overblown.