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The New York Times will be the last media outlet in the world to admit that it was taken in by the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) delusion. It published thousands of stories saying AGW is a crisis, based on little more than the news releases of environmental activist groups, which enabled it to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising revenue from oil and natural gas companies claiming they are “doing something” about a problem they believed was a myth.
The NYT used the issue to demonize Republicans and idolize Democrats for nearly two decades, and now wonders why Republicans believe it is a myth while only liberal Democrats believe it is a problem. It will forever deny that the science was uncertain and predictions faulty.
So the closest the NYT can come to admitting it was wrong is to publish stories wondering, “Where Did Global Warming Go?” as it did last week. To me, the article spells victory for The Heartland Institute and other groups that have been working hard to expose the fraud.