Jun
01
2010

Newsweek Still Pushing Phony Climate Controversy

Newsweek's "environmental issue" has an article (5/28/10) by correspondent Stefan Theil declaring climate change to be "Uncertain Science." Giving the Reader's Digest condensed version of the denialist case, Theil refers to "e-mails and documents suggesting that researchers cherry-picked data and suppressed rival studies to play up global warming"–without mentioning that after sensationalistic media stories suggested a scientific conspiracy, subsequent academic investigations cleared the researchers of wrongdoing (Extra!, 2/10 ; FAIR Blog, 4/19/10). He talks about a U.S. scientist "under investigation for allegedly using exaggerated climate data to obtain public funds"–without mentioning that the scientist, Michael Mann, is being investigated by […]