Wednesday, 4 February 2015

HOW THE MEDIA DISTORT THE FACTS TO MAKE THE CLIMATE SOUND SCARY

Here is a good example of what is going on all over the world in the media. Here is another by the BBC (if you view the programme, the reference to climate is around 28 minutes in). What is happening is that journalists and broadcasters look for scary stories. They therefore happily report all the worst case scenarios put forward by those scientists and activists who are trying to promote the idea of scary climate change. Mild, largely beneficial climate change is not a story worth reporting. It is the drip, drip of references to catastrophic events which are entering the subconscious of the public, and unless they actively seek out the truth the catastrophic picture becomes the dominant story fixed in their mind. It is a kind of brain-washing, very similar to that of religions in a bygone era. (Or of Muslims today.)

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