The Disease of the New York Times’ Mind

The Disease of the New York Times’ Mind | Heat Street

“If the closed mindedness of the Times’ own employees doesn’t adequately depress you, wait until you hear about how its readers somehow manage to be even worse. In his editorial debut, Stephens wrote a column entitled “Climate of Complete Certainty,” where he maintains that the science demonstrating the human impact on climate change as “indisputable” and accepts the findings of the 2014 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change.

Yet that wasn’t enough for some.  Because Stephens didn’t bow down to the altar of climate alarmism, proclaim Al Gore his new God, and ritually sacrifice a coal miner, every Upper West Side crank simultaneously spat out his coffee at first glance.

Stephens argued that we shouldn’t get hung up on climate models and simulations predicting the future.  Many have turned out unreliable — if not outright wrong.  Blindly investing our faith into “fallible models,” Stephens writes “…traduces the spirit of science and creates openings for doubt whenever a climate claim proves wrong.””

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