Wednesday, January 06, 2010
The rise and fall of the global warming hype
A search for the phrases "climate change" and "global warming" in newspapers served by pressdisplay.com identified on average 400 newspaper articles per day during the week ending October 1, 2009. The attached chart shows that in the ensuing weeks, leading up to the climate meeting in Copenhagen, the number rose rapidly reaching 950 newspaper articles per day at the height of the climate summit and thereafter declined precipitously. By the end of the year it had fallen below the October figure of 400 articles per day. In early 2010 a more gradual but steady decline had set in and by the end of January it had fallen below 200 articles per day.
On the heels of this implosion, we find a sudden rise in global warming articles reaching 350 articles per day in early February. This time around, however, the global warming stories are of a different flavor quite unlike the alarmist articles of the past. They are not hysterical descriptions of climate catastrophe but in fact angry reactions of the mainstream media to the fraudulent methods of climate scientists that are now being exposed.
The data show that a massive propaganda machine had taken over a pliant print media and that in the heels of Copenhagen, the global warming propaganda juggernaut had run out out of steam having failed to make its case in that penultimate meeting. It now appears that their failure served to expose not only shortcomings in their case against carbon dioxide but also a modus operandi replete with over zealous evangelism and scientific fraud. All along the Quixotic war on carbon dioxide by so called "climate scientists" had never been science but rather a case of environmental jihad based on what they believed were revealed truths of a divine nature and that therefore the end justified the means and science be damned.