Al Gore spent his second class as a professor at Columbia University’s journalism school focusing on how the media cover global warming. Before the class, students were given materials suggesting that the vast majority of the world’s climate scientists believe global warming is occurring, and they were asked questions like, “Is it your view that scientists who are the minority on this issue and who remain unconvinced about the seriousness of the climate change problem should be given space in any and all coverage of this issue?” During the class, students said, Gore gave his own answer to the question, claiming that it was a cop-out for journalists to give significant weight to the views of global warming skeptics in their stories.

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