IPCC "Thought Police" Instruct World Journalists Against "Balanced" Coverage of Climate

23 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>IPCC "Thought Police" Instruct World Journalists Against "Balanced" Coverage of Climate</h1><p>April 18 (EIRNS)--A lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report told science journalists that "balanced" reporting "perpetuates the public's perception that scientists are in disarray, which is misleading in the case of climate change." Australian scientist Kevin Hennessy said further that the media attention on "the view of a handful of climate change skeptics" amplifies their opinions and "implies that there is little agreement about the basic facts of global warming," said this representative of the climate police.</p><p>Hennessy spoke April 18 at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Melbourne, Australia. Seconding him was Geoff Love, vice chairman of the IPCC Working Group II, who told journalists that emphasis on the skeptic view does not help public understanding of climate change.</p><p>The IPCC remarks were reported in the April 23 newsletter of the Science & Development Network.</p></div></body>