Covering/not covering climate change
On Tuesday the Associated Press did a major story on a recent report by NOAA on climate change:
Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet.
Soon after 2015 ended, it was proclaimed the hottest on record . The new report shows the broad extent of other records and near-records on the planet's climatic health. Those include record heat energy absorbed by the oceans and lowest groundwater storage levels globally, according to Tuesday's report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"I think the time to call the doctor was years ago," NOAA climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt, co-editor of the report, said in an email. "We are awash in multiple symptoms."
. . . . And at the heart of the records is that all three major heat-trapping greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide — hit record highs in 2015, Blunden said.
"There is really only one word for this parade of shattered climate records: grim," said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb, who wasn't part of the report, but called it "exhaustive and thorough."
When I checked earlier today, there were 18,400 online news sources (including Wheeling's WTRF - TV) which carried this AP report along with numerous other sources which reported its findings. Not among them were either of our local "newspapers." Curious, I used their website's search engine to see what was their last mention of "climate change" and found the op-ed piece from July 24, "Climate Change Alarmists Exaggerate the Impacts," that I wrote about here.
Global warming? Climate change? No need to bother -- it's just the Associated Press covering those climate change alarmists at NOAA.