Here is today’s news
There was a strange “report” during the week.
Irish coverage of climate change low by EU standards, study says
I am having a problem understanding quite what they’re on about here.
Research funded by the Environmental Protection Agency said climate science was generally not contested to any great extent in reporting by Irish media.
Personally I ave found that climate science is never contested by the Irish media. In particular, RTE never misses an opportunity to wheel out George Lee so he can put on his worrying scowl and regale us with portents of doom and gloom. It only takes a puddle at the side of the road and off he goes, rabbiting on about climate catastrophes.
Overall climate change accounted for between 2 per cent and 4 per cent of all news in main national titles.
Well, it would be. News is generally taken up with Brexit, elections, the latest gangland murder or the latest insane law that Shane Ross is proposing. News is news and you can’t be waffling on about the climate all the time. The latest scandal here [apart from gubmint printers] is about childcare facilities. Are we to blame the lack of such facilities on climate change? Indeed, is the gubmint printer fiasco down to Warble Gloaming?
So what exactly are they on about? Should every news item, regardless of topic, contain reference to the climate? Are we supposed to have endless editorials warning us that our time is nearly up?
I’m delighted though that this humble little site gets a passing mention –
It also said the presence of citizen-led and organised scepticism was also notable and it found a high volume of content linking to the US-based Heartland Institute which the report said indicated the capacity of “fake news” and misinformation to infiltrate online platforms.
I don’t remember ever linking to the Heartland Institute so I don’t know where they got that from but I’m grateful to them for the suggestion.
It sounds like a rich source of honesty?
" Should every news item, regardless of topic, contain reference to the climate? "
Might it have anything to do with this, then? https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/18/greta-thunberg-climate-change-media/?utm_source=CCNet+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c54dce4bf8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_20_04_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe4b2f45ef-c54dce4bf8-36466181&mc_cid=c54dce4bf8&mc_eid=cd1d38097f
"Over 250 news outlets and journalists partnered with Columbia University School of Journalism’s flagship magazine to shape control of “climate crisis” coverage in the lead up to the United Nations climate conference. The coverage-coordination initiative included directing how much time, space and prominence should be devoted to the coverage, and asking that climate “news” be added to seemingly unrelated stories."
" Covering Climate Now
is a global journalism initiative …"
Our initiative includes more than 350 outlets worldwide, and dozens of institutional and independent partners, with a combined audience of more than
1 billion people.
We’re growing every day."
Strange, but I read last night that David Attenborough was expressing delight that Whales were returning in large numbers to Antarctic waters.The suggestion was that a big factor in the rise in numbers is because they are not being slaughtered in large numbers by the Japanese.What was also mentioned was that there was plenty of food available .I would think that there must be ideal conditions there to sustain the growth.Climate Crisis my arse.
Climate change is true, but it's also normal, it has always happened and it will always happen – remember the Ice Ages? The difference this time is that a natural phenomenon is being used by those with agendas to pursue and by governments to impose policies and controls which would not otherwise be democratically acceptable.
Take electric cars as one example – the compulsion towards impractical electric cars has nothing to do with climate change, it's simply a foreign policy initiative to emasculate that most troublesome part of the world, the Middle East. Without their vast transport-oil revenues, their power will be eliminated almost overnight and control will then revert to 'normal' – and all without a shot being fired or a bomb being dropped. It's no coincidence that the Saudis are suddenly selling shares in their apparently lucrative oil industry, they know the game is up and want others to take the big hit as it fails. Watch and learn.
Maybe they're comparing the Irish press with the likes of the BBC, Grauniad and Independent. I think their reporters get a bonus if they work a climate
changeemergency angle into whatever story they're working on.
You should look up Jeremy Corbyn's brother. He has a great view on extra carbon as the effect and not the cause.
even takes out bets on the weather well worth a look.