Business & Media Institute 
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
From illegal immigration and trade to voter fraud, CNN’s Lou Dobbs is never shy about expressing his opinions. That rule held true when Dobbs brought up global warming on Jan. 5.
The outspoken host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” observed that global warming activists treat their belief in global warming like a religion following a segment about the issue by CNN correspondent Ines Ferre.
“The one issue here, and as we have examined and reported on the issue of global warming, uh, it is so clear that on both sides, but particularly the pro-global warming, if there’s such a thing, uh, if I can put it that way, uh, there, they bring this thing to a personal belief system,” Dobbs said. “It’s almost a religion without any question.”
Dobbs noted how “miniscule” man’s impact on the climate is compared to other factors, specifically sunspot activity.
“And what we are watching now – we’re in the second year of the solar sunspot activity cycle – an 11-year cycle and many scientists are saying, ‘My gosh, compared to what our sun can do – man has miniscule influence,’” Dobbs said.
Dobbs also said that data is cherry-picked to make the case for global warming alarmism.
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“Well, passionate – we’re all concerned about this planet. We’re concerned about our atmosphere, our air, our water and our children’s, uh, futures,” Dobbs said. “But, there seems to be such a crowding out of facts and objective assessment of those facts, uh, and as the scientist – the climatologist in your report suggested – there’s such selective choices of data, as one discusses and tries to understand the reality of the issues that make up global warming.”
The climatologist Dobbs referenced from Ferre’s report was Joseph D’Aleo – the executive director of The Heartland Institute’s International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project. Heartland will be hosting the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change in New York City March 8-10.
“We are too short-sighted over certainly the, uh, those who believe in it are not looking at the big picture, which it needs to include other factors than natural cycles, and the ocean and the sun that are the real drivers,” D’Aleo said.
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