Global warming reports are exaggerated on many fronts, according to a new book entitled Meltdown by renowned climate scientist Dr. Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute.  Comments Michaels: “The subtitle of the book, The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media, says it all.  It’s predictable because of the way we do science in this country, where issues come to Washington and compete with each other for federal dollars.  The only way you get that money is to present things in the worst possible terms.  Then the political process rewards itself, and congratulates itself for saving us from certain death.  The media hasn’t seen a train wreck it doesn’t like.  They print the gloom and doom story without asking any questions.  Pretty simple, pretty obvious.  That’s the way that global warming works.”