The sprawling stable of climate change deniers in the employ of the National Post must be choking on crow after their editorial board finally admitted earlier this month that climate change is real, dangerous and caused by humans.
According to the Post:
The Earth is warming, and human activity is likely to blame. Climates are changing across the world, including in Canada’s far north. In other parts of the world, some crops will fail, some species will be pressed to extinction and some low-lying territories will be flooded.
Imagine that. Only about two decades after the scientific community came to exactly the same conclusion, Canada’s most business-friendly newspaper has belatedly acknowledged that several of its most prominent and vociferous critics of climate science don’t apparently have a clue what they are talking about.
This terse editorial flip-flop is apparently meant to smooth over years of printing polemics to the contrary from the likes of Terence Corcoran and Lorne Gunter.
Could this quiet mea culpa have anything to do with the fact the parent company of the Post is under creditor protection and their stock was de-listed from the TSX? Word on the street is that the Post and several other Canwest assets may be on the auction block.
Perhaps head office is thinking that the Post might be more marketable if they are not seen as completely out of step with reality…