MARINA DEL REY, CA -- The media are not giving us the facts about global warming, said David Holcberg, a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute.
Consider just a few examples of what is left unreported:
In the last twenty years, NASA satellites have actually detected a 0.19ºF drop in temperature in the earth's atmosphere.
From 1946 to 1975, while industrialization spread and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased, temperatures actually cooled.
Seventeen thousand American scientists have signed the Oregon Petition declaring that "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."
Why are the media not searching out and reporting these kinds of fact?
"The key to the answer," said Holcberg, "is that such facts challenge the environmentalist premise -- accepted blindly by most in the media -- that civilized man is destroying the natural world. This view of man as inherently destructive automatically leads reporters to distrust all that man creates. That is why most reporters unquestioningly report that factories, power plants and cars are causing a catastrophic warming of the earth. And that is why thirty years ago they unquestioningly reported that these same factories, power plants and cars were causing a catastrophic global cooling."
### ### ###
Ayn Rand Institute senior fellow Dr. Onkar Ghate is available for interviews on this topic. For further information, contact ARI Media Relations. Phone: (949) 222-6550 ext. 213; fax (949) 222-6558; e-mail: email@example.com or visit ARI's Web site at: http://www.aynrand.org.
The Ayn Rand Institute, an educational organization established in 1985, seeks to advance novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism and its principal tenets: reason, rational egoism and laissez-faire capitalism.