Even when Newsweek presents a global warming critique, it spins it – in this case around the globe. The April 16 issues of Newsweek don’t just dwell on global warming, they almost celebrate it. But while the U.S. edition includes more than 33 pages of warming hysteria, the international edition has a piece poking holes in the climate change dogma.
The article by M.I.T. Prof. Richard Lindzen contradicts much of what was in the American edition. “Recently many people have said that the earth is facing a crisis requiring urgent action. This statement has nothing to do with science. There is no compelling evidence that the warming trend we've seen will amount to anything close to catastrophe,” wrote Lindzen.
“What most commentators – and many scientists – seem to miss is that the only thing we can say with certainly about climate is that it changes,” he added.
The U.S. edition led with a cover headline saying “Save the Planet – Or Else.” The front page photo shows California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger balancing a small globe on one finger. The issue highlights “Arnold’s crusade” and inside the magazine are more than 33 pages of global warming apocalypse – along with several pages of related ads.
As a side note, I wonder how many more magazine “green issues” Mother Nature can stand.