Worst news article ever published on global warming?
UPDATE: I emailed MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel about the smear that Richard Lindzen launched at him with the help of a credulous Boston Globe reporter stenographer. His reply is below.
I’ve been bombarded with emails from folks stunned by a shamefully bad Globe article by Beth Daley, “A cooling trend.” It certainly qualifies as one of the worst news articles ever published on global warming.
But is it the worst piece ever? I’d love your thoughts. The competition for that title is, unfortunately, very tough (see “And the 2009 “Citizen Kane” award for non-excellence in climate journalism goes to “¦“)
The piece does have the four horsemen of awful climate journalism: Dreadful headline, grotesque imbalance (including a staggering choice for “tie-breaker”), a total lack of understanding or even interest in climate science, and a wholly unsubstantiated, near-libelous slur against a leading scientist.