Hopes end for levelheaded exemplar from once-leading opinion maker
The NZ Herald has finally burned any bridges it may have retained with decently sceptical climate scientists by publishing the above advertisement today pretending the obvious falsehood that the “science on climate change” is “settled”.
The announcement confirms it has shut down its brain, meekly tucked its trunk into the tail of the leading alarmist chatterers and shambled off with them, marching to their drumbeat and echoing their shrill clamour without thought. The Herald thus chooses to sell its product in the largest and least informed market and broadcasts a distinct lack of regard for the truth.
It makes me angry.
Because there is no scientific phenomenon by which carbon dioxide could dangerously warm the atmosphere in the face of strong natural negative feedbacks (it has not happened in 4 billion years even when CO2 levels were 1700 per cent higher than today), climate model forecasts for 20 years have not matched reality, and, for 20 years, the global average temperature has not risen. Polar bears are thriving since we stopped shooting them and ocean acidification is well within natural variability.