Demise of Journalistic Standards

by Michael Goodwin  (see bio below)

Mr. Goodwin puts feet to my thoughts and I didn’t have the words.  I respect him and his background.  I am trying to be a good independent.   Journalism and writers are making it harder and harder.

I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner.

I often found myself telling my students that the job of the reporter was “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” I’m not even sure where I first heard that line, but it still captures the way most journalists think about what they do.

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Is the Globe Warming?

Yes, the globe has warmed  and will continue to warm perhaps.

The earth is in an interglacial.   What is an interglacial?  An interglacial is a time period when the ice coverage of the earth’s surface is about 10 percent.  Per Dr Hugh Ross, we’ve been in an interglacial for the past 12,000 years.  I am not sure if that means the earth’s temperature has been gradually warming during the 12,000 years. At some point the temperature has increased to allow only 10% coverage of the surface by ice.

The North American ice coverage looks something like this:

When not in an interglacial period, that is, up to 20% of ice coverage, the continent looks something like this:

The rallying cry for global warming is thousands of years too late!  The earth at some point in our recent history warmed to clear half the ice which was present on the earth.   This clearing happened long before the scientist and politicians began talking about the earth’s warming.

I believe there are implications to real scientific data about the earth and her atmosphere.  I intend to dig in more into the science and the data.

For more on ice ages and interglacials click here.