Newsweek's "environmental issue" has an article (5/28/10) by correspondent Stefan Theil declaring climate change to be "Uncertain Science." Giving the Reader's Digest condensed version of the denialist case, Theil refers to "e-mails and documents suggesting that researchers cherry-picked data and suppressed rival studies to play up global warming"–without mentioning that after sensationalistic media stories suggested a scientific conspiracy, subsequent academic investigations cleared the researchers of wrongdoing (Extra!, 2/10 ; FAIR Blog, 4/19/10).
He talks about a U.S. scientist "under investigation for allegedly using exaggerated climate data to obtain public funds"–without mentioning that the scientist, Michael Mann, is being investigated by Virginia's Tea Party-aligned Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, whom the Washington Post has described as having "declared war on reality" (Climate Progress, 5/7/10). Theil claims that there is a real scientific debate "over the extent and time frame" of CO2's greenhouse effect–and glosses over the fact that the actual debate in climate science circles is over whether the consensus predictions have underestimated how much the Earth will warm as a result of the burning of fossil fuels (Climate Progress, 5/31/10).
I suppose none of this should be surprising coming from a reporter who attacked Germany's "green technophobia" as a "sinister" and "disturbing" relic of the country's "powerful back-to-nature movements" and its "extreme desire for stability" (Newsweek, 7/18/09; Extra!, 2/10).