Washington Post Headline: ‘Could Some Win With Global Warming?’
The Associated Press on Thursday published an article that very much went counter to all the climate change alarmism so prevalent in the media since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005.
Conceivably more shocking was the headline the Washington Post chose for the version published at its website: “Could Some Win With Global Warming?”
According to LexisNexis, AP’s headline on all its versions was “Global warming winners? Canada, Russia, U.S. Rust Belt might see benefit.”
Yet, the biggest surprises were in the body of the article, including a jab at the Global Warmingist-in-Chief himself, former Vice President Al Gore (emphasis added throughout):
It's not in Al Gore's PowerPoint presentation, but there are some upsides to global warming.
Are you kidding? An article actually extolling the benefits of global warming while in at the same time ribbing soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore? And in the opening sentence no less?
Somebody pinch me, and keep doing so:
Northern homes could save on heating fuel. Rust Belt cities might stop losing snowbirds to the South. Canadian farmers could harvest bumper crops. Greenland may become awash in cod and oil riches. Shippers could count on an Arctic shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific. Forests may expand. Mongolia could see a go-go economy.
This is all speculative, even a little facetious, and any gains are not likely to make up for predicted frightening upheavals elsewhere. But still ... might there be a silver lining for the frigid regions of Canada and Russia?
I’ve thrice asked my secretary to verify that I wasn’t asleep. How ‘bout you?
"It's not that there won't be bad things happening in those countries. There will be _ things like you'll lose polar bears," said economic professor Robert O. Mendelsohn of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. "But the idea is that they will get such large gains, especially in agriculture, that they will be bigger than the losses."
I don’t know about you, but it sounds like Miller time. Of course, it will be interesting to see how many print editions this ends up in tomorrow.