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18 Oct 09 – Here’s another deceptive article – or if you want to give them the benefit of doubt, deceptive headline - from the Associated Press.
Written by Elaine Kurtenbach and
entitled “Rising seas threaten
Shanghai, other major cities,” the article
“is one of an occasional series of stories leading up to December's
climate conference in Copenhagen, reporting on the impact, future and
responses to climate change.”
I think it would be better described as one in a series of propaganda articles.
The caption on the accompanying photo says that Shanghai “is among dozens of great world cities, including London, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Mumbai, Cairo, Amsterdam and Tokyo, threatened by sea levels that now are rising twice as fast as projected just a few years ago, expanding from warmth and meltwater.”
Photos and their captions, of course, are what people look at first, so putting this photo caption together with the alarming title hammer the point home.
You have to read nine paragraphs – count ‘em, nine! – before you get to the truth.
Here’s what you see when you get to the tenth paragraph:
“Chinese legend credits Emperor Yu the
Great with taming floods in Neolithic
You have to wade through another 19 paragraphs to get to this gem:
“Traces of former sea walls show that
much of today's Shanghai, which sits
In other words, sea-levels around Shanghai
have been rising and falling for thousands of years, long before the
I find this one particularly humorous, because measurements taken by Tuvalu’s official meteorological agency during the 1990s showed that sea levels around that tiny group of Pacific Islands were actually were declining - falling! - but Tuvalu somehow “lost” the records. (See Pacific Ocean - sea levels falling)
You tell me. Is this deceptive reporting?
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