There was a strange “report” during the week.
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?