Thursday, April 05, 2007

At least one death was blamed on the wintry weather: a Tale of Two Headlines

Two headlines juxtaposed today on Drudge:

1. A prediction: Climate Change Threatens New Dust Bowl

WASHINGTON (AP) - Changing climate will mean increasing drought in the Southwest... according to a new study.

2. A weather report:

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A spring storm brought more than a foot of snow... closing schools, tangling traffic and knocking out power to more than 180,000 homes and businesses.... At least one death was blamed on the wintry weather...

Which of the two stories is likely to receive media play and be discussed in schools; the one involving an unprovable prediction, or the one about nearly 200,000 homes and businesses losing power and the loss of human life?

We all know the answer. The theoretical one that fits the model of mounting climate-change hysteria.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"