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CNN: Cutting Science, and Kicking It On the Way Out the Door

The Intersection
By Chris Mooney
Dec 19, 2008 9:59 PMNov 5, 2019 10:25 AM


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It seems just days ago that we learned CNN is cutting its science unit, including Miles O'Brien, who took global warming very seriously. And then last night, a guy who wasn't cut, meteorologist Chad Myers, popped off as follows: "You know, to think that we could affect weather all that much is pretty arrogant...Mother Nature is so big, the world is so big, the oceans are so big - I think we're going to die from a lack of fresh water or we're going to die from ocean acidification before we die from global warming, for sure." This was part of a Lou Dobbs program that also featured a global warming "skeptic" from the rightwing Heartland Institute who argued, "I think we're going into cooling rather than warming and that should be a much greater concern for humankind. But, all we can do is adapt. It is the sun that does it, not man." Bravo, CNN, for cutting science coverage and then rubbing our faces in it.

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