CNN ‘Reliable Sources’ Panel Laments ‘Equal Time’ for Global Warming Skeptics
Why doesn’t anyone want to talk about climate change in our solar system?
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On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN, host Brian Stelter moderated discussion with physicist Michio Kaku and Huffington Post Media editor Jack Mirkinson over whether or not it is warranted to give both sides on the so-called anthropogenic global warming issue.
Transcript as follows:
STELTER: Let’s begin with an important journalistic statement and it’s something I mentioned in the last segment: some stories don’t have two sides. Some stories are simply true. There’s no necessity to give equal time to the quote-unquote “other side.” One of these is climate change.
Depending on which study or which expert you consult, between 95 percent and 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is happening now, that it’s damaging the planet and that it’s manmade.
That seems pretty definitive, right? So why does television news too often feel compelled to stage debate between those who represent the 97 percent and those who represent the fringe?