As you may know, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first part of its Fourth Assessment Report, which is a “Summary for Policymakers,” on February 4, 2007. This has received significant coverage in the media, but different outlets have covered it in very different ways.
The headline from CNN.com emphasized the summary’s conclusion that humans are “very likely” to be causing global warming. The Fox News headline states that the report says that global warming is “man-made” and “basically unstoppable,” which is a more certain and more dire perspective than CNN. However, a commentary by regular “Junk Science” columnist Steven Milloy, attacked the report by claiming that it and the “alarmists” who wrote it are part of the “the global warming carnival.” He also claims that the existence of global warming (a.k.a. global climate change) is the subject of “a raging debate.”