For Climate Change Piece, ABC's Dan Harris Skips Agenda of Global Warming Scientist
Published: 8/13/2010 1:15 PM ET
Good Morning America's Dan Harris on Friday filed a report on extreme weather and failed to mention the agenda of a global warming scientist. Elizabeth Vargas teased the segment by fretting, "And coming up next, from killer heat waves to fires to those devastating floods in Pakistan and in Iowa, why all the severe weather? Is it global warning?"
Harris interviewed no skeptics of man-made global warming for the piece. He did, however, talk to scientist Gavin Schmidt, identified only as working for NASA.
Schmidt predicted doom: "The unusual heat waves, the unusual rainfall events will not be unusual in 10, 20, 30, 40 years' time." Not mentioned by Harris? Schmidt also writes for RealClimate.org, a blog site that has been endorsed by Al Gore and is hosted by the liberal Environmental Media Services.