CNN’s lead story highlights two new studies that come to “a grim conclusion on climate,” finding humanity is on its way to surpassing global warming levels the network warns will bring on “extinctions and super droughts.”
CNN (https://t.co/I9dGA7DzGw) leading with “climate change” coverage today. Super droughts and extinctions! It’s a “grim conclusion” pic.twitter.com/T4fsCvjHjA
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 31, 2017
The network is set to hold a town hall on “The Climate Crisis: A CNN Town Hall Event with Al Gore” on Tuesday night. Gore recently released the sequel to his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.”
CNN’s lead article features two new studies claiming Earth is on track to surpassing 2 degrees Celsius of global warming over pre-industrial levels by the end of the 21st Century. This would breach the target set by the Paris climate accord in order to stop what some scientists say constitutes “dangerous” warming.
CNN reported warming beyond 2 degrees would bring “[r]ising seas, mass extinctions, super droughts, increased wildfires, intense hurricanes, decreased crops and fresh water and the melting of the Arctic are expected.”
To hit the point home, CNN quotes prominent environmental activist Bill McKibben, who once called President Barack Obama a “climate denier” for allowing Royal Dutch Shell to continue Arctic drilling operations.
Climate scientists heavily criticized New York Magazine for publishing an article in early July on global warming predictions that were too alarmist.
NY Magazine writer David Wallace-Wells argued if nothing was done to curb fossil fuel use “parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.”
It remains to be seen if those same climate scientists will criticize CNN’s “grim” climate coverage.