Posted by Latest Headlines Michelle Malkin on August 8, 2017 5:37 pm

Media finds hot new angle for sounding global warming alarm in Trump era

**Written by Doug Powers

“Science” in the era of Trump has taken a turn for the desperate as global warming has sparked a frightening increase in “fake news.” The mainstream media and some science publications, almost as if called for by some sort of talking points email, latched on to a certain approach to a new government climate change report. The New York Times got the “leaked” ball rolling:

Nytimes says report on climate change leaked because source worried Trump admin would suppress findings https://t.co/XhBZRi5UvG

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 8, 2017

Then it caught fire quickly (Why? Climate change, DUH!)…

New York Magazine:

Huffington Post:

Daily Mail:

Scientific American:

Popular Science:

Trending on #PopSci: A leaked government report shows we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change https://t.co/Zjd9ZN7gS2 pic.twitter.com/58gFDNlKGy

— Popular Science (@PopSci) August 8, 2017

Oh, just one little detail about the bombshell “leak,” via one of the scientists quoted in the report:

Important to point out that this report was already accessible to anyone who cared to read it during public review & comment time. Few did. https://t.co/eYgsj09Z97

— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 8, 2017

Good golly, BBC asked me if I leaked our climate sci report to the media. I said, NO–why bother?! It was publicly available during review.

— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 8, 2017

It was available all along:

Don’t rely on NY Times for “leaked” climate report supposedly suppressed by Trump. Download directly from open gov’t servers
h/t @Revkin pic.twitter.com/wKwpigaRIU

— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) August 8, 2017

Worst “leak” EVER! Bottom line: The report wasn’t “leaked,” just finally reported on with added spin to make it appear Trump’s has an interest in hiding the looming eco-apocalypse

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