Climate Catastrophe News Cabal Ramps Up

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen

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The Columbia Journalism Review,  “The voice of journalism”, has been organizing and promoting “a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.”  This effort is called “Covering Climate Now”.

I have covered this [propaganda] campaign before here at WUWT in an essay titled: “A National Narrative for Media on Climate Change”.   In that essay, I promised to keep readers advised as to the progress they are making in signing up news outlets [co-conspirators] in their push to see that all news outlets are “running a week’s worth of climate coverage in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23.”

When CJR and Covering Climate Now say “climate coverage” they mean specifically the type of stories featured at the project’s home page.  None of the stories make any attempt at explaining climate change to the news consuming public.  All could correctly be classified as advocacy for the IPCC Paris Agreement and the Green New Deal.

In a recent essay here, I bemoaned a “news media [that] spins further and further out of control, abandoning real journalism”.  The CJR’s campaign is the finest example of this tendency to date.   Their objective is NOT to cover the story of climate science or climate policy issues — local, regional, national or international — rather their interest is publicly declared as being “aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.”

“At that meeting [the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23] the world’s governments will submit plans to meet the Paris Agreement’s pledge to keep global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius. ”

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher. “We’re proud that so many organizations from across the US and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story.”

The Columbia Journalism Review has jumped the track — gone off the rails — and is violating the very essence of journalism.  The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics clearly states,  first and foremost:

“Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.”

And specifically directs journalists to:

Label advocacy and commentary

Nothing in the SPJ Code of ethics calls for the creation of [secret] groups of news outlets dedicated to create a flood of advocacy stories on any topic.  Advocacy is not the purview of journalists — it is the job of columnists and other opinion writers.

The lure of White Hat Advocacy has polluted what was once the bastion of professional journalism —  reducing itself to the level of Greenpeace and other groups that have “admit[ed] that their campaign amounts to “hyperbole” that doesn’t adhere to “strict literalisms or scientific precision”. In other words, exaggerations and lies.”  “Greenpeace publicly insists its claims are factual, but now, in formal legal filings in US Federal Court, calls its campaign more “figurative than literal” and blames the public for believing their “non-verifiable subjective opinion[s].”” [ source ]

CJR, The Guardian and The Nation even promise,  making carefully sure that news organizations get the story right, that they will:

“In the most dramatic cases, … deploy Rapid Response Teams to newsrooms tasked with covering extreme weather or disaster in their own backyards. In those cases, we’ll assist newsrooms, either in person or remotely, with additional reporting help as well as whatever scientific or other resources are needed for them to fully tell their story.”

Does this represent the beginning of the end of the Free Press in western civilization?  Instead of promoting a Press with diverse and  compelling coverage of the world’s most important issues, the Covering Climate Now cabal has now lined up “More than 170 news outlets from around the world with a combined audience of hundreds of millions of people” to follow through with a barrage of climate catastrophism news crammed into a single week.  [ the full list is at the bottom of this link ].   CJR, The Guardian and The Nation will supply the narrative — a single united narrative for all 170 news outlets.  They will all share and repeat the same advocacy viewpoint on climate change, climate crisis, and extreme weather.  If the cabal is very lucky, Tropical Storm Dorian will develop into a major hurricane and hit Florida hard — feeding right into their narrative of catastrophe on climate.

In the past, journalists have resisted and fought back against being fed united narratives on world issues — usually pushing back against the governments of nations, national  intelligence services, industry special interest groups and supra-national bodies such as the United Nations.

Now, the Columbia Journalism Cabal and its cronies are the special interest group pushing a [false] narrative — claiming it is their “duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story”  — creating a wide and largely secret super-news-group to flood the airwaves, newspapers and the Internet news outlets with single viewpoint — a single advocacy position– on the climate issue.  The public will not know that the massive news blitz was organized months in advance — nor will they know who, or why, they organized it.  The Cabal will create the news-organization equivalent of a Twitter-storm — mobbing the general public with the same ethical values  displayed in the  sociopathic rantings we see every day on Twitter — disregard for truth, disregard for facts, disregard for multiple viewpoints, name-calling and shaming of any and all that do not agree with the story line being  enforced by ideological mob-rule.

That, my friends, is not journalism.  That is a mockery of journalism.

There remain but two weeks until this propaganda storm erupts across the world in the mass media and on blog and web sites, all seemingly independently.   it will not, however, be independent coverage — it will be an orchestrated campaign of [biased and mis-] information.

Any journalist serious about his work would rush to call out this mockery — refusing to participate — doing his or her best to expose this travesty.   Are there any Real Journalists still out there?  Have you all been co-opted to act in the service of the CJR cabal?

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Author’s Comment:

Yes, I am distressed by this turn of events.  I was a radio journalist in University — University of California at Santa Barbara — KCSB radio.  I covered the police riots in Southern California during the late 1960s carrying a portable Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder into tear-gassed crowds and mobs of baton-wielding policemen to get the real story on anti-war protests.   With my news-team partner, Matt, we blended the sounds of real world events with popular music to create news with impact . . . . Telling multiple sides of the story — the few violent radicals forcing the police to react violently and vice-versa; the little-old-ladies-in-tennis-shoes marching to save the lives of their grandsons.   I would no more have accepted a story-line from a biased advocacy group than cut off my own hand.

If you are a journalist — with the necessary ethical equipment to speak out — do so here and in your professional work product.  Don’t let this anti-journalism story go untold.

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89 thoughts on “Climate Catastrophe News Cabal Ramps Up

    • President Trump may not desire a Tweet storm initiation, he has already repeatedly said that the press [almost] never tell the truth. The power, as we can see in the article, from the saloncommunists is enormous – what is needed is a rise of the anticommunists as in the 50’s USA.
      However, there must be more feasible ways. The Climate Gate Emails 2009 had a sizable impact, thus one needs to counteract by getting the above article published as breaking news in some dramatic way/tactic.

        • TeaParty ==> Thanks for the link to the Newsweek story which contains a link to the Oz GBR Report!

          • Local national broadcaster (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) is relentlessly promoting the CO2-is-Evil story. There is rarely a news bulletin that doesn’t feature a climate catastrophe story. The GBR gets plenty of attention and this morning we had a loooong segment on how bad the Greenland melt is. No contrary opinions are ever heard.

    • It’s fake science supporting a fake crisis reinforced with fake news, all for the sole purpose of justifying an otherwise unsupportable political goal. It’s astounding that so many can be so deluded into believing the gobbledygook that from a scientific point of view is absurd at every level.

  1. We’ve seen the same herd mentality with the recent alarum over the Brazilian rain forest burning. Herds trample the truth.

    • Montgomery Street in San Francisco is closed for a demonstration at the Brazilian Consulate General.

  2. ”Covering Climate Now”
    In other (more accurate) words….A weather report.
    Sick to death of this. Nature is now ”Climate Change”
    Every little observation about every little natural phenomenon is now proof of a crisis. It’s a good scam because in theory it could go on forever.

  3. What’s the point of having all of these dozens of different publications if they’re all going to parrot the same spoon-fed narrative?

    No wonder the profession is dying.

    • We have a news/talk station here in Georgia whose news department continuously wins state and national awards. Listening to the local newscasts is painful as quite often they read AP copy unchanged. It is as if they can’t hear the bias and agenda language they are reading. They don’t have national reporters, so they have to rely on the wire service to give the window into the world. I just wish they would stop at the who, what, when and where and leave the conjectured why out of the reports. All AP reporting now has an agenda slant, and it usually falls in the “why” part of journalism. Always the why is positive if it expands government control and contracts individual liberty, and negative if it expands individual liberty and shrinks the reach of government. That is even when they get the rest of the story (the who, what, when, and where) perfectly correct, which is not automatic.

      • Owenin GA

        We have a news/talk station here in Georgia whose news department continuously wins state and national awards. Listening to the local newscasts is painful as quite often they read AP copy unchanged. It is as if they can’t hear the bias and agenda language they are reading.

        Let me guess their three letter call sign out of Atlanta. 8<) But the others are equally bad - You listen to 25 minutes of analysis and actual facts, then 5 minutes of "new propaganda" and a few commercials. But the TV mass media of ABCNNBCBS is even worse!

  4. From the article: ““We’re proud that so many organizations from across the US and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story.”

    Your duty is to report *both* sides of the story, but you are only reporting/promoting one side of the story. This is pure propaganda. You are doing a disservice to the U.S. and the world.

    • It’s not in their interest to be balanced or truthful, as they are motivated by far left politics rather than the scientific truth. We see this a lot among the left leaning MSM, where misinformation, misdirection, denigration and lies are all they have to support senseless positions. What’s amazing to me is how a political ideology is so powerful that it can blind so many to such obvious manipulation that any sane person would categorically resist.

      It’s alarming and disturbing how fake science supporting a fake crisis reinforced with fake news has gained enough traction that it has the potential to cause trillions of dollars of real economic harm.

  5. From the article: “There remain but two weeks until this propaganda storm erupts across the world in the mass media and on blog and web sites, all seemingly independently. it will not, however, be independent coverage — it will be an orchestrated campaign of [biased and mis-] information.”

    What could be done to dispel this illusion of indepedent reporting?

    We would need some way to “warn” the public that they are going to be subjected to a CAGW propaganda campaign in a couple of weeks. This would lessen the impact of the propaganda for those who are aware of the propaganda game being played on them.

    We need a big Megaphone.

    • Concerned realists must bombard their local media outlets with “letters to the editor” communications before, during and after the media blitz. Write letters and emails and call into radio and TV stations. Much will not be reported and in the cases they are reported many may not believe us. Solder on!

    • “We need a big Megaphone.”

      Your big Megaphone is your reading and writing abilities.

      • Probably the biggest megaphone we could hope for would be for some reporter at Fox News Channel to do a special report on how the Leftwing News Media intends to propagandize the public for political purposes over climate change.

    • Tom ==> i have taken a first step by writing the two essays here on the Cabal.

      “Ozspeakup” has sent a copy to the editors of his local newspaper.

      Journalists read this site . . . maybe one will wake up and run with the story [at the risk of his career].

  6. It won’t work. Most people smell a rat. That’s why climate ranks so low in voters’ concerns. And miliions of people are not just suspicious, but see right through the climate hoax. Read the comments on mainstream sites like Yahoo and Accuweather. Skeptics usually outnumber handwringers by a large margin. The louder journalists yammer, the more inured the public will become and plug their ears. You can lead a horse to water …

    • “Skeptics usually outnumber handwringers by a large margin.”

      …. and that’s not including the posts that get censored, as on HuffPo/AOL, where the Libtardians routinely get a good kicking

      Didn’t we all predict (I know I did) that they would go through this phase of having to escalate the lies before the hoax finally collapses.

  7. Some online friends randomly asked me last night “I heard you guys have a lot of HUGE yellowjacket nests this year because of global warming! Do you?” I had to gently explain that not only is this not true but that we are having a cooler than average summer. Where do they come up with this stuff?

  8. This clustering of the world news media may be part of the epidemiology of the terminal disease that is wiping newspapers and cable news orgs out. The big push is now on to destroy the effectiveness of a free internet with its full spectrum of ideas.

  9. OK, So what is causing all this Climate Change? According to the environmentalists it’s CO2 emissions. It’s causing Global Warming and Rising Ocean Waters. The worlds coasts have to prepare and be ready to evacuate.
    Wow. What about those islands in the oceans?
    What if we could keep CO2 emissions from rising over the limit and keep Global warming increases under 2 degrees C? Would that help?
    Someone said that the coal fired power plants were the worlds worst emitters of CO2. Now we have an option. We can shut down all the worlds coal fired power plants or take the CO2 out of their exhaust so it does not raise the Global warming temperature.
    Here is a Great idea. Lets transform over 90% of the CO2 in the combusted coal exhaust into good paying full time jobs and useful-saleable products. https://youtu.be/RQRQ7S92_lo
    The Climate Catastrophe can be addressed and solved.

      • Allow me to answer for Sid. It’s talking about saving the planet that’s the trillion dollar/year industry – organized virtue-signalling on a massive scale. Saving the planet, not so much.

        • It’s also about a multi-billion dollar “renewable” energy business which is seeking to extract huge sums of money from the public purse.

      • Personally, I find it hilarious that Sid has yet to notice this is a Climate SKEPTIC site. We are mostly uninteresting in hearing about any more supposed ‘Solutions’ to the Climate Crises.

        …well, other then to mock them.

        Then again, maybe he’s already been banned from the Alarmist sites. After all his Solution isn’t a renewable. That makes him a kind of Denier, just like James Hansen when he pushed Nuclear.

        ~¿~

  10. ““Greenpeace publicly insists its claims are factual, but now, in formal legal filings in US Federal Court, calls its campaign more “figurative than literal” and blames the public for believing their “non-verifiable subjective opinion[s].””

    When Obama was finally called out for lying repeatedly about ObamaCare, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”, his excuse was also that the public “should have realized that wouldn’t be true in most cases.” Everyone was naive in believing his words on a subject that directly impacted so many. They interpreted his words “literally.” That’s how pathological liars like Obama operate. Others should have realized what was being said wasn’t the Literal” truth is their rationalization when caught.

  11. Unfortunately, in their death-throes these media dinosaurs are going to flail around and do lots of damage. We can only console ourselves with the fact that they are making themselves extinct more quickly by providing “news” that the public will see through slowly but surely.

  12. Extinction Rebellion events are being held all over the place on September 20th. From what I gather, they are having bands to create a lot of noise. Pot and pan banging on steroids.
    See Alinsky’s rules for Radicals- Rule number 1- Power is not what you have, but what the enemy think you have. Bluff. The noise (they have been calling for people with instruments like tubas) will make them seem like a bigger outfit than what they are (a pack of loud-mouthed useful idiots.)
    They have been hiring halls for coordination meetings all over the place. This begs the question- where is the money coming from???
    Note, they claim to be non-violent. I intend triggering them by wearing patriotic type garb and watch their heads explode. Have cameras rolling to expose them for what they are- Greenshirts. Many of these ultra green types just can’t contain themselves-they get triggered and violent too easily. Catching them out on Alinsky rule number 4 will eat away at their credibility.

      • Carry bear spray and a Taser. Your average Antifa ER moron seems to enjoy lying flat in the road anyway so you’d be doing them a favor.

        • Michael H Anderson ==> Both of your suggestions are illegal in most states and promoting violence is contrary to comment policy here. This is your gentle warning….

    • I found a ER poster stuck on a local rubbish bin yesterday. I transferred it to its correct position inside.

  13. Nothing in the SPJ Code of ethics calls for the creation of [secret] groups of news outlets dedicated to create a flood of advocacy stories on any topic.

    Thank you Kip, for arousing we dreamers from this inescapably voluntary nightmare. These secretly apparent groups need to be exposed even more publicly than you and even they themselves are attempting to do:

    … their interest is publicly declared as being “aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.”

    You should be applauded for being on the front lines of this unhiding. After all, no one can find anything unavailable about this project everywhere on the internet due to the dark cosmic void in which it’s been fully illuminated:

    More than 170 news outlets from around the world with a combined audience of hundreds of millions of people have now signed up for Covering Climate Now, a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

    https://www.cjr.org/covering_climate_now/covering-climate-now-170-outlets.php

    Does this represent the beginning of the end of the Free Press in western civilization?

    I’m not sure how there could be less doubt about it.

    O how the moon would glare from her eye
    like evil tenents that possessed the play
    and death was certain.
    – Tim Ryan

    • sycomputing ==> I can only hope I’ve roused some dreamers with Bully Pulpits, who will speak out.

  14. Climate catastrophism proves to be a very efficient and cheap in comparison warfare sort of virus.

    It achieves, with crafted information dispersal, levels of destruction comparable to those of real blown war operations at a fraction of the cost.

    Even better, it generates a return of investment either directly or by means of imposed costly solutions to non existing problems.

    Which countries have experience in both ideological information crafting, isolation of truth, secret supporters network and haltered towards anything else than their deep communist dogma ?

    Around the world groups of extreme leftards and salon communists regularly meet to study the Juche ideas of North Korea.

    Juche is by definition the ideology of self sufficiency, pretty much a more radical version of the sustainability preached by greenies.

    Juche study circles are very prosperous in England, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden and their strategy steering is probably located in Christiania (Denmark) hidden by a smoke curtain of grass.

    One can discover a bit of those interconnections by attempting to visit North Korea in a tourist group with the assistance of KFA (Korean Friendship Association).

  15. “… In the most dramatic cases, … deploy Rapid Response Teams to newsrooms tasked with covering extreme weather or disaster in their own backyards …”.
    ================================================
    Climate change ambulance chasers, they admit it themselves.
    ‘The term used to refer to disreputable journalists who report weather catastrophes in a tabloid style with little respect for those who may have been injured or k1lled’ (reworded from Wiki).

  16. “…combined audience of hundreds of millions of people” and “The Guardian”.

    Anyone smelling a rat here? I know they are talking a combined audience, but by listing The Guardian as a major contributor the implication is that The Big G already commands a significant proportion of that ‘hundreds of millions’.

    All sounds a bit 97% to be honest.

    I also call bollocks on the claims this will be have a major impact to the extent the organisers hope. To even want to join up to such a farce strongly suggests that your views are already Warmist, which also strongly suggests a significant amount of their content is already extremely pro-warm.

    To me this would be like being a football fan and going down to a football ground one afternoon in the middle of the football season and discovering they were playing… gasp… football.

    I do appreciate Kip’s concern about the festering corpse that has become modern media, but are not that shocked that todays fly infested stench is likely to still be a fly infested stench tomorrow. I just wish someone would start throwing dirt over it before disease kicks in and affects the survivors.

    • You have a good point Craig,
      Fake it till you make it has been a demonstrated strategy of the green intellectual terrorism.

    • Craig ==> See the list of all the news outlets signed-on to this campaign — at the bottom of this page.

      They are not exaggerating the depth of the cabal’s reach.

  17. “In the past, journalists have resisted and fought back against being fed united narratives on world issues — usually pushing back against the governments of nations, national intelligence services, industry special interest groups and supra-national bodies such as the United Nations.”

    And that’s what “freedom of press” is needed for.

    • Johann ==> That’s correct — they should be fighting this insidious effort of propaganda in favor of the UN, the IPCC, and the Paris Agreement — instead, the media involved have become their own enemy.

  18. “Telling multiple sides of the story — the few violent radicals forcing the police to react violently and vice-versa”

    what turned out years or even decades later as

    Telling multiple sides of the story — the few agents provocateurs forcing the police to react violently and vice-versa.

  19. Dear Kip – UC Santa Barbara! Wasn’t there a famous ice cream parlour nearby, McConnell’s ? Anyway, great beach uni as I recall and probably Santa Barbara was the closest miasma to Santa Teresa in the Lew Archer novels that I spent much of the 1970s reading, while also working up and down the California Coast, sometimes with a couple of Santa Barbarbarians. Those were the days when the Washington Post was not just an appendage of Amazon’s bald psycho and the NYT had a reputation for journalism. Golden Age Myth, I suppose, but I did subscribe to the Washington Post for many years under the assumption that I could learn something useful about the world around me. Even read the NYT now and then too, and on a Sunday that could take all day. There is no journalism now – it has been dead for several decades. That is sad, but it is useful to remember that journalism as a source of understanding the world, except in the most cynical sense, was a brief aberration of the mid 20th Century. Before and after journalism has been yellow to its core. We are just in William Randolph Hearst redux days. Cheers

    • DaveW ==> Great beach school — girls attending classes in bikinis — professors as crazy as the kids, some of them.

      My roomies were PoliSci majors — and headed to law school.

      With all the students protesting this and that,one never knew what classes would be held on any given day, The SDS occupying the admin building, the Black Panthers occupying the Psych buildings, hippies declaring the Student Union building a free love zone, etc.

      • I remember that time, we really thought there was going to be a revolution.
        A lot of that was caused by dying central cities, drugs and Vietnam, plus a few assassinations.
        50 years later most of those issues have been found to be caused by government policy/bungling.
        Many of those same problems still exist today.
        The actors are still the same, but the names have changed…

  20. “Greenpeace publicly insists its claims are factual, but now, in formal legal filings in US Federal Court, calls its campaign more “figurative than literal” and blames the public for believing their “non-verifiable subjective opinion[s].”” [ source ] – So they admit they lied all along. Who knew? We all knew. Sideshow hucksters are what they are, the goal is to get your money from you (you sucker!!) and move on to the next town.

    The ramp up going on is very much like the last gasp of something before it expires. The Warmunistas have pounded this drum for so long that the drumskin is nearly worn through and the message got lost in the pounding. Nobody really cares, but the inner city ecohippies will give lip service to it and move on. Anyone besides me remember the Payola scandals in the 1960s? Or the fraud in game shows like the $64,000 question? Well, there’s no difference between those and the twaddle in this non-existent crisis now.

    You all have a nice weekend. We have autumn temps now at night. Good sleeping weather, and rain is coming. I guess I should mow the lawn ahead of it.

  21. In short, the volume of climate clucking and cackling will be turned up to 11. Because when you are having trouble getting “the message” out to the public, it always works to turn up the volume. It hasn’t worked yet, but it will this time because, 11.

  22. Mr. Hansen, your lecturing Columbia Journalism Review surely amuses them greatly.

    At some point you need give up your paradigm of the nobility of journalism.

    • Gamecock ==> CJR is quite sure they represent the last bastion of nobility in their profession — but their viewpoint has been warped and skewed by white Hat bias and Jor-El syndrome.

  23. This monster fraud is nothing but smoke and mirrors, so stop being restrained and polite and play hardball, because this game is for KEEPS! Expose the TRUE MOTIVE, this crime against humanity in-the-making, this ecofascist, techno-totalitarian world government NIGHTMARE that aims to monitor, control and restrict ALL energy and ALL humanity. No more freedom or liberty or Constitution or middle class; just a world of austerity and misery where only the ‘elite’ are free. Expose the tyrannical masterminds IN THEIR OWN WORDS and all the players who stand to gain riches, power and privilege. Donald Trump has opened a window of escape, but he alone can’t save us, so sound the alarm and go for the jugular or this nightmare WILL come to pass! I am NO bible thumper, but Prophecy is staring us in the face as Science! Carbon is 6 protons, 6 neutrons & 6 electrons; the human body is mostly carbon and a carbon chip WILL replace cash IF they succeed! So please FIGHT their big lie repetition with BIG TRUTH repetition and the truth shall make us FREE, dammit!

  24. “During the past three decades, elite news media have become influential translators of climate change linking science, policy, and the citizenry. Historical trends in public discourse—shaped in significant part by elite media—demonstrate news media’s critical role in shaping public perception and the level of concern towards climate change. Media representations of climate change and global warming are embedded in social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions that influence individual-level processes such as everyday journalistic practices.” Dec 2016
    https://oxfordre.com/climatescience/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228620-e-357

    From the top…
    “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis.” – David Rockefeller, Club of Rome executive manager
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_of_Rome

    “It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.” – Henry Kissinger

    “A keen and anxious awareness is evolving to suggest that fundamental changes will have to take place in the world order and its power structures, in the distribution of wealth and income.” – Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point

    “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable. Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme & architect of the UN Oil for Food Scandal

    “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.” – Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

    “The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable, indeed a sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation.” – UN Commission on Global Governance report

    “A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.” – Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Population Studies

    “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.” – Henry A. Kissinger

    “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.” – Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

    “We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports

    “Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” – Sir John Houghton, first chairman of IPCC [climate change chairman]

    “The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” – emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

    “The one thing man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by a World Government, a New World Order.” – Henry A. Kissinger

    “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.” – Club of Rome
    “Global Warming was just one issue The Club of Rome(TCOR) targeted in its campaign to reduce world population. In 1993 the Club’s co-founder, Alexander King with Bertrand Schneider wrote The First Global Revolution stating, “The common enemy of humanity is man. … The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”:
    https://climatism.blog/2014/01/24/in-searching-for-a-new-enemy-to-unite-us-we-came-up-with-the-threat-of-global-warming/
    The Club of Rome invented Global Warming.
    http://www.theeuroprobe.org/2014-002-the-club-of-rome-invented-global-warming/

    “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

    “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony, climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” -Christine Stewart, fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment

    “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” – Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace

    “Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced – a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.” – UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/04/hollywoods-new-development-partner-united-nations/
    Hollywood’s new development partner: The United Nations

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-kaplan/hollywood-meets-the-susta_b_12065224.html
    Hollywood Meets the Sustainable Development Goals

    “UN Sustainable Development is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world.  INVENTORY AND CONTROL.”—-Rosa Koire

    Renewable energy – the REAL sentiment:
    “The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.” – Jeremy Rifkin, New York Times journalist on climate change

    “Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.” – Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

    “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

    Depopulation – the final solution:
    “The world today has 6.8 billion people…that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent.” – Bill Gates

    “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” – Ted Turner

    “Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.” – Henry A. Kissinger

    “[T]he resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.” – Club of Rome

    “Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the populations, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment.” – David Attenborough

    “We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

    “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.” Prince Philip

    “U.S. policy toward the third world should be one of depopulation” – Henry A. Kissinger

    “There is a single theme behind all our work-we must reduce population levels.” – Thomas Ferguson

    “One America burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say in order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.” – Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier

    “A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells, the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions.” – Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb

    “There is a single theme behind all our work-we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it.” – Thomas Ferguson

    “The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.” – John Holdren, Obama Administration Senior Advisor on Science & Technology

    “The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.” – John Holdren

    “A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.” – John Holdren

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones
    “A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones:
    1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

  25. Feeling really heartened to find so many that already support ” my” case!
    After teaching the topic in secondary school for over a decade, however I becoming increasingly … sceptical … I then did my darndest to find the data – the proof I needed. Nothing by emotionalism and indignation! From “sceptical ” sources I got lots of research, calm and reason. Trying now to understand the politics so the above helped…. thank you. I am appalled that our New Zealand Herald plus “Newsroom” would join this concerted propaganda.

  26. Thank you for calling this to my attention.

    It is one of the most mind-boggling things I think I’ve ever laid eyes on. Mark Hertsgaard’s father was a television news reader in Baltimore for many years. Mark has been a CAGW evangelist for many, many years and is immune to any and all contradictory evidence. He is a true believer.

    Like so many of his ilk, I suspect he has an anxiety disorder (god knows, he certainly has the Messiah complex that characterizes so many of his brethren in the CAGW pseudoscience/religion).

    • Does this sound familiar?:

      “Outlier voices—particularly those views often dubbed climate “skeptics,” “denialists,” or “contrarians”—have gained prominence and traction in mass media over time through a mix of internal workings such as journalistic norms, institutional values and practices, and external political economic, cultural, and social factors. In this context, the article explores how and why these actors—through varied interventions and actions—garner disproportionate visibility in the public arena via mass media. It also examines how media content producers grapple with ways to represent claims makers, as well as their claims, so that they clarify rather than confuse these critical issues. To the extent that mass media misrepresent and/or gratuitously cover these outlier views, they contribute to ongoing illusory, misleading, and counterproductive debates within the public and policy communities, and poorly serve the collective public. Furthermore, working through mass media outlets, these outlier interventions demonstrate themselves to be (at times deliberately) detrimental to efforts seeking to enlarge rather than constrict the spectrum of possibility for varied forms of climate action. …”

      Nope, it’s not Nature Communications. It’s:

      Public Enemy No. 1?: Understanding Media Representations of Outlier Views on Climate Change

      Maxwell T. Boykoff
      First Published March 1, 2013 Research Article

      https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764213476846

      Indeed, Maxwell Boykoff is someone to keep our eyes on:
      https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Climate-Communications-Productive-Pathways/dp/1316646823

      https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aW3k5WMAAAAJ&hl=en

      This reminds me of Walter Cunningham’s wise words in the video entitled

      “25 NASA Scientists Question the Sanity of the Global Warmists”

      “These true believers in humans controlling the Earth’s temperature cannot be reasoned out of their position; it was not reason that got them there in the first place; it was emotion and politics.”
      -Walter Cunningham

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhW-B2udhQw

      and he entreats the scientific Community to engage the public on the Public Relations front because as Linda Goodman’s Henry Kissinger quote explains:

      “It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.” – Henry Kissinger

      I’m glad to have discovered Maxwell Boykoff’s name. Thanks Linda Goodman!

  27. I be deaf to their stupidity and that is the correct action, cleaning their waste to the inside of the trash bins, correcting their false statements politely and ignoring the noise they try to make.
    The specter of false and fraudulent journalism is deeply disturbing which makes me OK with the demise of the large media organizations that I rarely listen to or watch any longer.

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