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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Sheppard's Global Warming Obsession
Topic: NewsBusters

Noel Sheppard is a tad obsessed with global warming -- specifically, reprinting every morsel that might chip away at the idea that humans have a role in global warming. In February alone, Sheppard has issued a whopping 29 NewsBusters posts on the subject, and there's still eight more days to go.

For instance, in a Feb. 7 post, Sheppard touted the case of Oregon "state climatologist" George Taylor, who was to be stripped of his "job" because he didn't "buy into the junk science of anthropogenic global warming." But, as we've noted, there's no official Oregon "state climatologist," Taylor is not trained in climatology, and losing the title will not cost him any income or his current job as a college instructor.

Meanwhile, a Feb. 19 post by Sheppard regurgitates Sean Hannity's attack on Al Gore for purportedly not be as carbon-neutral as he has proclaimed himself to be. But as NewsHounds points out, Hannity conflated "global warming" with "climate change" and "carbon imprint" with "carbon neutrality." Hannity's complaint that flying in a private jet, which he claims that Gore prefers, "does more than four times the carbon emission damage to the environment than flying a regular commercial jet" falls hollow given Hannity's own taste for the Gulfstream lifestyle, something Sheppard fails to note.

Further, as Wonkette notes, if there is no such thing as human-based global warming, as Sheppard appears to believe, how can Gore be causing it?

Posted by Terry K. at 1:20 AM EST

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