The Climate Propaganda Cabal

Opinion by Kip Hansen – 5 May 2021

If you’ve recently read a newspaper, popular magazine,  science journal or watched a major television news outlet, you have probably seen news item after news item regarding the Climate Crisis or the Climate Emergency.  Story after story, covering medicine, weather, ecology, biology, psychology, emigration, international conflict and pet care, all converge on the single story-line that there is an ongoing, ever-present terrifyingly dangerous Climate Crisis, affecting every aspect of human existence. 

As Dr. Judith Curry pointed out, TIME Magazine has published cover story titled  Climate is Everything

Where is all this coming from?  One of the major sources is Covering Climate Nowwhich characterizes itself this way:

CCNow collaborates with journalists and newsrooms to produce more informed and urgent climate stories, to make climate a part of every beat in the newsroom — from politics and weather to business and culture — and to drive a public conversation that creates an engaged public. Mindful of the media’s responsibility to inform the public and hold power to account, we advise newsrooms, share best practices, and provide reporting resources that help journalists ground their coverage in science while producing stories that resonate with audiences. 

Co-founded by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation in association with The Guardian and WNYC in 2019, CCNow’s 460-plus partners include some of the biggest names in news, and some of the smallest, because this story needs everyone. In addition to three of the world’s biggest news agencies — Reuters, Bloomberg, and Agence France Presse — each of which provides content to thousands of other newsrooms, our partners include CBS News, NBC and MSNBC News, Noticias Telemundo, PBS NewsHour, Univision, Al Jazeera; most of the biggest public radio stations in the US; many flagship newspapers and TV networks in the Americas, Europe, and Asia; and dozens of leading magazines and journals, including Nature, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, and Mother Jones.

You may have thought the news was produced by independent news organizations and journalists.  That is simply no longer the case when it comes to climate news.  The most powerful news agencies and news outlets are shaping and coordinating coverage of every news beat to include “the climate emergency” in every story – whether or not there is any factual basis to do so.  It is not even any longer true the journals of science – Scientific American and  The Lancet are both members.

Notably, The New York Times and the Washington Post reportedly declined membership on the basis that the effort “seemed like activism”.  Both of these newpapers rightfully didn’t wish to appear to be engaged in activist journalism but both have their own Climate Crisis editorial narratives. Don’t be fooled though, both papers write climate activism – they are just not guided in doing so by CCNow.

Just how slanted, just how bizarrely biased, is the coverage promoted by CCNow? Here is their “Best Practices” list:

1. Say yes to the science. There are not two sides to a fact. For too long, especially in the US, the media juxtaposed climate science—a matter of overwhelming global consensus—with climate skepticism and denialism—seldom more than thinly-veiled protections of the fossil fuel industry. The resulting implication that these positions are equal, or that the jury is somehow still out, is in large part responsible for the public disengagement and political paralysis that have met the climate crisis so far. As journalists, we must write about climate change with the same clarity of the scientists who have been sounding the alarms for decades. Platforming those scientists’ detractors in an effort to “balance” our stories not only misleads the public, it is inaccurate. Where climate denialism cannot be avoided—when it comes from the highest levels of government, for example—responsible journalistic framing makes clear that it is counterfactual, if not rooted in bad faith.

2. The climate crisis is a story for every beat. At its core, the climate story is a science story. But whether you cover business, health, housing, education, food, national security, entertainment, or something else, there is always a strong climate angle to be found. And climate need not be a story’s central focus to merit mention. Also, journalists should be sure to emphasize the human-side of the climate story. For political reporters, for example, Biden’s climate agenda obviously deserves coverage. But audiences will likely be more engaged by stories that start with how the climate emergency is seen and felt by ordinary people — and then discuss how government policy can make a difference. In the words of renowned climate author Bill McKibben, climate change is “an exciting story filled with drama and conflict. It’s what journalism was made for.”

3. Emphasize the experiencesand activismof the poor, communities of color, and indigenous people. Environmental justice is key to the climate story. The poor, people of color, and indigenous people have long suffered first and worst from heat waves, floods, and other climate impacts. Yet their voices and stories are too often omitted from news coverage. Good climate reporting not only highlights these people’s trevails, it also recognizes that they are frequently leading innovators at the forefront of the climate fight. Coverage that focuses overwhelmingly on wealthy communities and features only white voices is simply missing the story. 

4. Ditch the Beltway “he-said, she-said.” There are of course plenty of urgent climate stories to be told from halls of government. But when we treat the climate story first and foremost as a political dogfight, we give the narrative over to the same intractable partisanship that so degrades the rest of our political coverage. (One side wants to act. The other doesn’t. Looks like nothing can be done.) By foregrounding partisanship in our climate coverage, we also risk losing huge swaths of audiences that likely feel they get more than enough political news as it is. And, for those readers, viewers, and listeners whose political views are ensconced in one camp or the other, we forego opportunities to challenge assumptions.

5. Avoid “doom and gloom.” We can and must understand the epochal consequences of climate change. If our coverage is always negative, however, it “leaves the public with an overall sense of powerlessness,” in the words of former NPR reporter Elizabeth Arnold. “It just reaches this point where people feel hopeless and overwhelmed,” Arnold told Journalist’s Resource in 2018. “And when we feel that way, psychologists say, we tend to just avoid and deny, and tune out.” Indeed, for every wildfire or galling instance of denial by the powerful, there are untold multitudes of innovators and activists who are pioneering solutions. By elevating those stories, we show that climate change is not a problem too big to understand—or to tackle. 

6. Go easy on the jargon. This is a tried and true tenet of journalism generally, but it especially applies here. The climate story is chock full of insider-y verbiage—parts per million of carbon dioxide, micrograms of particulate matter, and fractions of degrees Centigrade. The meanings and implications of these terms might be familiar to those who’ve been on the beat for decades, but they may be quite unfamiliar to some who are reading or watching our coverage. Always assume that your target audience is not scientists or fellow climate journalists and ask yourself: How can I help someone new to the problem understand it easily and accurately? Where possible, avoid clustering technical terms. And when attempting to quantify climate change, try to employ simple analogies. For example, when explaining how global warming contributed to the record wildfires in Australia, John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas state climatologist, likened it to baseball players on steroids: a great slugger will hit plenty of home runs in any case, but a great slugger who takes steroids will hit more of them.

7. Beware of “greenwashing.” Companies around the world are waking up to public demands for eco-conscious business practices. Pledges to “go green,” however, often amount to little more than marketing campaigns that obscure unmitigated carbon footprints. So shun the stenography and cast  a skeptical eye on grand promises of net-zero or carbon-negative emissions, especially from big-name companies that have historically been a big part of the problem.

8. Extreme weather stories are climate stories. The news is awash in hurricanes, floods, unseasonable snow dumps, record heatwaves, and drought. They are not all due to climate change, but the increased frequency and intensity of such extreme weather certainly is. Yet much news  coverage makes little to no mention of the climate connection, leaving audiences without context and unaware that humanity is already experiencing climate disruption. (Worse still, some coverage greets this bad news with cheer. An alarmingly unseasonable heat snap, for example, is “a much welcome break from the cold.”) The climate connection need not dominate coverage, nor distract from the vital information audiences need in the face of  emergency weather conditions—but mentioning it is a must.

9. Jettison the outdated belief that climate coverage repels audiences and loses money. Climate stories have a bad reputation as low-traffic ratings killers. This might have been true in the past, but demographic shifts and growing public awareness have brought increased demands for smart, creative climate coverage—especially from young audiences, for whom the climate emergency is often top-of-mind. Indeed, there’s good evidence that strong climate coverage can actually boost a news outlet’s bottom line.

10. For God’s sake, do not platform climate denialists. We understand as well as anyone that opinion pages occasionally need to push the envelope with unpopular takes. But there is no longer any good faith argument against climate science—and if one accepts the science, one also accepts the imperative for rapid, forceful action. Op-eds that detract from the scientific consensus, or ridicule climate activism, don’t belong in a serious news outlet.

Note:  Some of the bolded intros to each section are in newspeak, in which the words used don’t necessarily mean what they say.  The “Say yes to the science”, for instance, really means “only speak of science that dictates a climate crisis – never mention contrary facts or opinions”.  Worse than that, CCNow recommends that if contrary science must be presented, then it should be framed as “inaccurate” and counterfactual, if not rooted in bad faith.”  It is forbidden by CCNow to report facts or opinions not in alignment with the Climate Emergency meme.   This is reinforced in item 10:  “For God’s sake, do not platform climate denialists.” Insisting that “there is no longer any good faith argument against climate science—and if one accepts the science, one also accepts the imperative for rapid, forceful action. Op-eds that detract from the scientific consensus, or ridicule climate activism, don’t belong in a serious news outlet.”

This whole CCNow effort is the very definition of the antithesis to journalism.  Journalism is meant to inform the public of the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of issues facing the populace.  CCNow wants to propagandize the public.

Propagandize?  Yes, precisely the correct word. 

prop·a·gan·dize /ˌpräpəˈɡanˌdīz/
verb derogatory

  1. promote or publicize a particular cause, organization, or view, especially in a biased or misleading way. Similar: advocate
  2. attempt to influence (someone) with propaganda.
    “people who have to be emotionalized and propagandized by logical arguments”

Whenever there are demands to present only one side of any issue, and to actively denigrate opposing views and those who hold those views, one is dealing with propaganda.  The rules and methods of effective propaganda have been honed over the decades:

BQ

Propaganda is communication that is primarily used to influence an audience and further an agenda, which may not be objective and may be selectively presenting facts in order to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language in order to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is being presented. Propaganda is often associated with material which is prepared by governments, but activist groups, companies, religious organizations, the media, and individuals also produce propaganda. [ source ]

CCNow acknowledges that it is a propaganda effort in its own words.

Are these people just a bunch of liars?  No, I suspect that many of them are “True Believers” having grown up and been (mis)educated during the Global Warming/Climate Change era since the late 1980s.  They want to believe and they want everyone else to believe too.  They seem willing to do and say anything to make others believe.  Unfortunately, they seem short on critical thinking skills, stubbornly remaining ignorant of any opposing facts, and suffer from varying degrees of Jor-El syndrome.   They’ve been trained in a type of non-journalism, in which they are all imaging themselves to be the new “Woodward and Bernstein”  — exposing the evils of society and – in this case – Saving Krypton The Planet.

This article is an introduction to the story-lines being pushed  by CCNow and their partners.  I will be analyzing many of these stories over the next few weeks, but I start with this one simple example (out of many) from the CCNow page intended to assure their partners that there really is a Climate Emergency: “Who Says It’s a Climate Emergency?”

In early 2021, two-thirds of the world’s people think climate change is a “global emergency,” according to a new poll, the largest ever on climate.

Shocking news – two-thirds – two out of every three – “of the world’s people” (all 7.7 billion of them) “think climate change is a ‘global emergency’”.   Really?  Let’s see what this is really about.  Let’s find out: what have they really counted? 

The Guardian (a founding member of CCNow) published this:

UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’

Biggest ever survey finds two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency”

This headline and subsequent story are based on a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) survey.  Here’s what they really did (please, don’t laugh, this is serious!):

UNDP Peoples’ Climate Vote

“The Peoples’ Climate Vote was conducted from 7 October to 4 December 2020 by distributing poll questions through adverts in popular mobile gaming apps to 50 countries. When a person played a popular mobile game – such as Words with Friends, Angry Birds, Dragon City or Subway Surfers – the poll would replace the traditional in-game advert. This innovative approach led to a huge, unique, and random sample of 1.22 million people of all genders, ages, and educational backgrounds. It also meant that the Peoples’ Climate Vote reached people who are sometimes hard to reach in traditional polling, such as those below the age of 18.”

“Voters were first asked two questions about whether they believe climate change is a global emergency and, if so, what kind of action they think the world should take (see Box 1). Then they were asked a series of questions about the different kinds of climate policies – across the six key policy areas of the Mission 1.5 game – that they would like their government to enact. The data were collated and processed by analysts at the University of Oxford, who used official statistics to weight the data to create representative estimates of public opinion. With such a large sample size, and rich socio-demographic information, the margin of error of the results is on average +/- 2%.” [ source – full report pdf ]

Stop laughing, please. 

Having collected 1.22 million responses from kids playing silly, online video games on their phones, every one of whom gave their serious and well-considered and true answers and never ever lied about themselves having a college degree or their age, the United Nations Development Programme, after “analysts at the University of Oxford . . . used official statistics to weight the data”,  concluded confidently that:

“The Peoples’ Climate Vote found that nearly two-thirds (64%) of people in 50 countries believe that climate change is a global emergency”

Not one of CCNow’s partners have mentioned the absurdity of the finding and seem perfectly happy to pass it on as a Scientific Fact.  The survey results are being used by CCNow and their 460 news partners to show just how real the Climate Emergency really is – after all, a lot of videogame playing kids say so

Watch this space for further examples of what other propaganda is being churned out, and echoed again and again and again, in the world press.

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Author’s Comment:

This propaganda effort is playing on and amplifying – in a feedback loop similar to the one that occurred with Covid-19 —  the Mass Hysteria surrounding the weather. 

I could spend the rest of the year exposing both the subtle and the egregious lies being foisted off on the public through this pernicious effort. 

I don’t hold out much hope of making a difference by doing so.

I do hope that I can offer little bits of Propaganda Fighting Tidbits to your personal arsenals. 

Address your comment to “Kip…” if speaking to me.

Thanks for reading.

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Jim Hartley
May 4, 2021 2:09 pm

When reporting on the “Climate Emergency” the article should include at least a 20 year history of global temperatures. If this chart doesn’t show an emergency, the article shouldn’t run.

When reporting on Natural Disasters, a column chart showing the last 100 years of these disasters should be provided to underscore the alarmism (or not).

If the articles can’t provide context, are they communicating any knowledge?

John Tillman
Reply to  Jim Hartley
May 4, 2021 2:12 pm

The goal is not to communicate information but to misinform and disinform, ie spread Big Lie propaganda.

Scissor
Reply to  John Tillman
May 4, 2021 2:40 pm

That’s all explained in Critical Lying Theory.

To bed B
Reply to  Scissor
May 4, 2021 3:54 pm

its all explained in the Bible. Not pushing religion down people’s throats. Just saying that even oral tradition times they appreciated that real evil started with someone hissing in your ear, pretending to inform but with no intentions of doing any real good. Its not even necessarily a deliberate scam, just not caring if its for real.

Richard Page
Reply to  To bed B
May 5, 2021 12:05 pm

Honestly JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ makes exactly the same point.

Hokey Schtick
Reply to  Richard Page
May 5, 2021 12:20 pm

And which came first?

Pat Frank
Reply to  Scissor
May 4, 2021 3:55 pm

Brilliant!

IAMPCBOB
Reply to  Scissor
May 4, 2021 3:59 pm

This just proves the saying that, if you repeat a lie long enough, and LOUDLY enough, that peolel will start to believe it! The Climate Changers have had what, 40 years or so, to keep REPEATING the lie that the Earth is dying from warming. Ones personal observation and intelligence have no bearing on them. So, now we have almost everyone, including the media, swearing that it’s TRUE and we should all follow the science! Especially the ‘settled science’! Never mind that NONE of it is based on any known FACTS or truth!

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 8:07 pm

The bigger the lie the better. Paradoxically, the bigger most audacious lies repeated endlessly are easier for people to accept than little lies.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 4, 2021 11:40 pm

Yes that’s true!!!! Didn’t some fella in 1930s Germany write some book called “My Struggle”, (Mein Kampf for those clever boys & girls…..err sorry clever Girls & boys, don’t want to upset anyone!), in which he said ,”the mass of the people will rather believe a really big lie, rather than a small one!”. I suspect it’s based on the idea that if something sounds so incredible & almost unbelievable, it must be true on the grounds that no one could ever make up something so fantastic!!!! Yeah, as if some one would do such a naughty thing???

ghl
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 6, 2021 12:12 am

If somebody tells me that my house is warming and I will soon die I can judge for myself. BUT The world may be warming even if I know my house is not.
Global warming actions in a country are a measure of the corruption of it’s government.
1/ Fear. The people pushing AGW have allies that can control election results. And careers. Aussie PM Rudd, as an election approached, reneged on a promise of a carbon tax.He lost his job in 6 weeks.
2/ Donations. The AGW gravy train is RICH.

John Bruce
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 11:48 pm

We can save our planet by removing the BDOT’s (brain dead Oxygen Thieves) journalists plus extinction rebellion plus a few of our so called expert celebrities to achieve this we only need to remove 7Billion and that would achieve an annual CO2 saving of 7Billion Tonnes

TonyG
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 9:56 am

One of the primary rules of propaganda — repeat repeat repeat — endlessly.

We’ve been seeing quite a lot of that lately, and seeing how effective it is.

JAW3
Reply to  Scissor
May 4, 2021 5:55 pm

CLT originated with the little weasel National Geographic photographer who photo’d the polar bear on a small iceberg completely out of context.

Reply to  John Tillman
May 4, 2021 6:52 pm

There’s no TASS in PRAVDA, no PRAVDA in TASS, and neither in climate reporting.
https://powerfulconfused.wordpress.com/2021/03/11/there-is-no-pravda-in-tass/

Newminster
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 2:10 am

Correction: Your translation is correct but it’s ‘Izvestia’ not ‘TASS’.
Or so I was taught.

fonzie
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 7:21 am

“For lazy readers”

Kip, i represent that(!)

David Hartley
Reply to  John Tillman
May 4, 2021 7:06 pm

Whilst many are noticing the religious element within this climate nonsense ie: CO2 as the Satan and the threat of Hell, a man God made Universe and World and the idea of Salvation if we just obey and follow the Lord’s of the New Church (same as the old Church as in the adage about bosses), in case you are unaware the word propaganda itself it’s from an age old department in the Vatican.

congregatio de propaganda fide

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Congregation-for-the-Propagation-of-the-Faith

Alan the Brit
Reply to  David Hartley
May 4, 2021 11:45 pm

As a young man challenging the teachings of a young priest I was listening to, we gave him a rather tough gig, questioning everything he said! He countered by saying that when he was a young trainee novice priest he had similar questions for his mentor, to which his mentor replied, “Never criticise the wisdom of the Church, it’s the only tyranny that’s lasted for 2,000 years!!!!”.
;-))

Stephen Mueller
Reply to  John Tillman
May 4, 2021 10:09 pm

No the real goal is to make money.

TonyG
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 9:57 am

Kip
There was also a time when newspapers didn’t pretend to be unbiased or hide their bias, they proudly announced them in their names.

MarkW
Reply to  Stephen Mueller
May 5, 2021 7:56 am

The LA Times as well as many other news outlets, are losing money hand over fist.

Reply to  John Tillman
May 5, 2021 1:52 am

On the good side; scrolling down as far as it goes (171 comments), for this thread I find not one of the climastrologists squeeking up today. They are obviously too embarrassed to flog their lies attached to an articles detailing their modus operandum. This must be some kind of record!

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n.n
Reply to  Jim Hartley
May 4, 2021 2:59 pm

At least 120 years. One climate (i.e. 30-year period) is a coincidence. Two climates is an anomaly. Three climates may indicate a trend. Four climates to discern attribution.

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Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  n.n
May 4, 2021 4:54 pm

A Climate… sounds like it should be a unit of measure, with a calibrated standard somewhere. How many Climates in an Ice Age? How many hurricanes does it take to make one Climate? You get the picture.

Vuk
May 4, 2021 2:11 pm

as I said elsewhere climate ‘scientists’ are not only ly ing to the people they are also helping badly informed (i.e. majority) to fool themselves into believing that the ‘science’ is telling them the truth. Tried and tested methodology practised by communist for a century. 

B Clarke
Reply to  Vuk
May 4, 2021 2:52 pm

The sad thing is ,this will encompass other branches of science, eg im disgusted with the medical profession and the coercion with government and big pharmaceutical industries.

Its a time bomb waiting to go off.

Pat Frank
Reply to  B Clarke
May 4, 2021 3:58 pm

Academic physical science departments (physics, chemistry, and all the rest) are going for diversity, equity and inclusion in a big way.

It won’t be long before they’re thoroughly politicized, mediocre, and fall into the narrative line.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:10 pm

It’s really awful, Kip. I don’t understand how so many otherwise hard-minded scientists just rolled over.

StephenP
Reply to  Pat Frank
May 4, 2021 11:45 pm

It is simple, their salaries depend on being members of the true faith.
Any heretics will be burned at the stake.

StephenP
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 6, 2021 12:42 am

Thank you Kip for bringing this sad resignation letter to my attention. It does summarise so much that is so wrong with social media which has become Big Brother in today’s world.

I feel sad because the letter probably didn’t even get read in full but has ended up in the waste bin.

I always wonder who these ultra woke individuals are who create/originate such a poisonous atmosphere.
One can’t turn the tables on them because it ends up with you being banished to outer darkness.

Now that would be a good piece of investigative journalism for someone to do. To find the hierarchy leading from the originators, via the editorial boards and through to the people who are so intimidated that they knuckle under.

Thank goodness for WUWT and some other blogs in providing platforms for discussion of these matters.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 7, 2021 3:32 pm

I presume the Times didn’t publish it in their paper or online.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  StephenP
May 7, 2021 3:30 pm

Then once you internalize the faith- you convince yourself that it was because you found the true faith- in order to not be aware of your hypocrisy and self interest.

MarkW
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 8:01 am

It’s a combination of laziness/trust, and fear.
I’ve talked with a number of otherwise intelligent engineers/scientists who have stated that they don’t have time to research the issue, but they find it impossible to believe that a true scientist would support something that they knew to be untrue.
They have also seen what happens to the career of anyone who bucks the consensus.

Curious George
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:12 pm

Clearly, they are killing Greta.

dk_
Reply to  Vuk
May 4, 2021 6:10 pm

Too bad that scientist are people, first. They have the same agenda and interests as any other stereotype, and for the most part have their feet firmly planted in academia — one of the primary targets of political corruption. History shows that scientists are just as susceptible to group think, influence, greed, corruption, favoritism, and ego as any other group. Just like the Chinese government is dominated by engineers and scientists claim, it is nonsense to imagine that technical education is anywhere close to being canonization. And don’t think that the label of scientist is somehow holy — any that deviate from the political message are just as susceptible to the same kind of ostracization and ridicule as any other percieved opponent.

M Courtney
Reply to  Vuk
May 5, 2021 12:19 am

Two key factors:
1) The end of the Cold War.
2) The rise of the internet.

Factor 1 greatly reduced academic funding. It was no longer an arms race where everything could be justified to beat the Red Menace. A new menace was needed. So every field grabbed the available new threat and thus, in the process endorsed it.

Factor 2 greatly reduced advertising funding. The media hit a crisis. Pre-packaged news stories from campaigners were cheap and easy to use. This was especially useful where journalists needed expensive technical knowledge to make a story (like science). An intern can turn a press release around. And when the intern becomes the Environment Correspondent they are committed to one side of the story. They dare not look at the costs of what they are committed to or their whole role might disappear. I’m sure the Guardian has more Environmental Correspondents than all the rest of science put together.

So they built an intellectual ecosystem where faith in climate doom is self-supporting.
But it has no relevance to the majority who are not academics and watch the news just to judge the economy and see who needs charity at the moment.
It’s all a House of Cards.

Newminster
Reply to  Vuk
May 5, 2021 2:22 am

I’ve made a similar argument many times.1. “The science” doesn’t “tell us” anything because 2. There is no such thing as “the science”. Science is a process not a thing so can never be “settled”.
Sooner or later the weight of evidence — the latest example I have seen relates to trees evidently growing in locations in the past (altitude, for instance) where they no longer grow today — will undermine the “climastrologists’” so-called scientific proof. Whether it will happen in my lifetime I don’t know but it will happen one day.

Tom Halla
May 4, 2021 2:15 pm

Any “news” group that would accept the Grauniad as a member is seriously not serious about news. Why not include CounterPunch? or Alex Jones?

Ruleo
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 4, 2021 8:40 pm

Alex Jones has been right for decades…

Joseph Zorzin
May 4, 2021 2:18 pm

The propaganda ministries of the USSR and Nazi Germany couldn’t hold a candle to the climate emergency maniacs. This must be resisted. Look at the long list of partners at https://coveringclimatenow.org/partners/partner-list/

This lunacy is the real danger to the Earth and mankind. The real emergency.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 4, 2021 2:27 pm

So much to dislike but one is:
“Op-eds that detract from the scientific consensus, or ridicule climate activism, don’t belong in a serious news outlet.”

Any serious news outlet should discuss the reality out there- and the reality is that there are many smart people- scientists and non scientists- who are highly skeptical of a climate emergency- so to say that there opinions should be ignored is really, really dangerous to a free society. And, oh, one mustn’t ridicule our superiors! They are soooo smart and wise- they just can’t be ridiculed. I suspect the next thing they’ll do is make it illegal to ridicule them. We know what happens in dictatorships when you ridicule “leaders”. And in the Middle Ages you didn’t dare ridicule the Church and we know what happened to that Dutch cartoonist for ridiculing Mohamed. Don’t be surprised when an inquisition gets started to wipe out climate emergency skeptics.

n.n
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 4, 2021 3:06 pm

Ah, yes, the pursuit of capital, control, and secular lucre. The inquisition is in progress, albeit with diverse distributions in time and space. That said, I suppose that all’s fair in lust and abortion. The new old… ancient deal. How very green.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 4, 2021 3:50 pm

But, but.. how do you NOT ridicule these people?
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Scissor
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
May 4, 2021 4:50 pm

“Divest” apparently doesn’t apply to petroleum derivatives. I see plastic, lots of plastic.

Bubba Cow
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 8:31 am
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 4, 2021 4:48 pm

Gee, I don’t see Fox News on that list – I wonder why – Maybe they just don’t like Facts.

Ruleo
Reply to  JON P PETERSON
May 4, 2021 8:42 pm

Found the DailyKos reader ^ ^ ^

Andy Wilkins
Reply to  JON P PETERSON
May 5, 2021 4:25 am

What facts are those Jon?
(This should be fun)

MarkW
Reply to  Andy Wilkins
May 5, 2021 8:05 am

Fox prints the news that the rest of the media ignores.
For that they are called liars by the far left.

Thinkingscientist@gmail.com
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 4, 2021 11:35 pm

Interestingly no BBC. And no Pravda.

A good list to refer to so as you know what not to read, watch or listen too. Very handy. It’s remarkable how many organisations have now become infected.

Andy Espersen
May 4, 2021 2:27 pm

Yes, indeed Kip – lately we do notice a very pronounced increase in climate-alarmism on our media. It is sure to be orchestrated somehow.
Might this not be just a desperate last-ditch effort to save the whole climate-panic business from collapsing. Governments all over the world are simply not going along with all that “net-zero” nonsense – and that is simply because it is a physically and economically impossibility..

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 4:47 pm

I think the Climate Alarmists think they are on a roll, especially with Biden pushing the agenda, and they are maximizing their efforts with this conspiracy among the news organizations and others to push the climate change narrative.

It remains to be seen whether their efforts get any large number of people to start clamoring for climate change action.

Past history has not been kind to the climate change movement. Climate Change does not poll very well. And the climate change propagandists have been working on it for many years without any good results, but maybe their maximum effort will make a difference.

We shall see.

Meanwhile, we will amuse ourselves by ridiculing their ideas.

Julian Flood
Reply to  Andy Espersen
May 4, 2021 3:18 pm

Cop26 in October. They are working themselves up into a frenzy.

J

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Julian Flood
May 4, 2021 4:52 pm

Yes, the upcoming climate change meeting has a lot to do with the propagandists ramping up the climate change propaganda. The scarier they can tell the tale, the better, they think. Fear would be condusive to getting people to do what they want.

But, there’s no scary weather out there to panic over. it’s difficult being a Climate Alarmist.

Newminster
Reply to  Andy Espersen
May 5, 2021 2:30 am

Interesting report in the London Times this morning:
The environment secretary George Eustice is under pressure from Downing Street after a leaked memo revealed that his department still had no plan to meet its carbon emissions targets.”
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/environment-ministry-has-no-plan-to-meet-target-for-lower-emissions-5f2p30c5x.

Mrs N’s reaction: “they don’t really believe a b****y word of it, do they!” No, dear!

Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 2:27 pm

Kip,
I think you are out of touch with the changing demographics of mobile gaming. Most people with a smart phone play games and in fact that most rapidly growing segment of the mobile gaming market is seniors. More than 3 billion people own a smart phone and hence are likely to have downloaded and played a mobile game. Hence putting ads in mobile games allows you reach almost 50% of the world’s population which seems like an excellent choice if you want to poll a random selection of that population.

B Clarke
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 2:59 pm

Rubbish most gamers play on a phone or Internet, and a lot of them are stoned ,I don’t know one adult who plays games on the phone,your just trying to persuade readers that adults have nothing better to do than play games on thier phones, just because 3 b own a smartphone does not mean they all play games .

Steve Case
Reply to  B Clarke
May 5, 2021 2:31 am

Doing the daily crossword, jigsaw puzzle, word scramble etc. Those people aren’t stoned. I should do some current puzzles to see how much in the way of climate lies are embedded in the clues and images.

B Clarke
Reply to  Steve Case
May 5, 2021 4:40 am

Which people young old? Never seen a bunch of teenagers get together at a mates house for gaming , drugs and booze a side dish, stop over man your too stoned to drive, never seen adults doing a cross word on there phone while there out and about ,maybe you have ,what % would that be in relation to the given states claimed?

Were i do see obvious climate propaganda is in films and television series, ffs it was even in some star trek episodes in the 90s ,indecently st has always pushed a not so hidden message/agenda, as for films and TV series I doubt thats had any effect on anyone ,1 min or less of a subtle reference not likely to be remembered the next day.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 4:57 pm

Kip,
Have a look at
https://www.statista.com/statistics/293304/number-video-gamers/
there are apparently 2.7 billion people playing games on their mobile phones. Most of them are going to be adults simply because kids can’t afford smart phones. Taking one example Candy Crush has been downloaded over 2.7 billion times since 2017.

Your claim that you don’t know any adults who play games on their phone is almost certainly wrong. They might not admit it but it probably just doesn’t come up in casual conversation. We are not talking about serious gamers but just people who might waste 5 minutes on a bus in the morning playing a game on their phone.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 6:32 pm

Kip,
Firstly it is likely to be trivial to eliminate multiple responses since iPhones and android devices provide unique identifier tokens to advertisers. Secondly, given that you spent the first half of the essay complaining about the propaganda as you call it being distributed by the world’s media, why are you surprised that 2/3rd of people think there is a climate emergency? If the survey results are false then the propaganda isn’t working and there is nothing to worry about.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 11:42 pm

1.22M is not “2/3 of people”.

Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 5, 2021 1:02 am

If the survey results are false then the propaganda isn’t working and there is nothing to worry about.

Izaak, the issue of the “survey” in question being false, has no bearing on the propaganda. Of course the propaganda is successful, you are a prime example of their ‘education’. So yes, we all do worry, because the Izaaks in the world are so emotionally invested in this nonsense, you are petitioning governments, threatening politicians, bribing journalists, corrupting academics and trolling all “dissenters”. And it all is paid with our taxes…
But to put the statistics for this “survey” in perspective; even if every participant answered every question truthfully and honestly, you are still basing your evidence on the word of children and adults who answer stupid, weighed, biased and open-ended questionnaires for the privilege to play stupid childrens’ games.
So, yes, within that demographic, they managed to claim 80% consensus, but it is a consensus of children. Because, let’s face it, they cannot get their consensus from any STEM educated adult not part of the climastrology cult.
This is also the exact kind of maffs they used to ‘prove’ their “93% of scientists agree” bullshit. Ask a million people, and the three who agree with you are the only ones to answer, so you claim 100% consensus?
I expect you are now going to bend my ear with tales of the superior wisdom of youngsters, “from the mouth of babes” and all that. I say again, boy, you’ve lent your ears to the devil. Come to the Light Side… Where we never demand belief, only honesty, to yourself, to your own intellect. Science is NEVER about belief, it is about doubt, the intipode of belief.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 8:54 pm

G’Day Izaak

Read the full report, especially the countries that this “Poll” was conducted in. The entire report consists of percentages, the only actual figures shown: 30.7 million “invitations” issued, 1.22 million responses, of which 550,000 were under 18 years of age.

There’s no indication of just how many responders were 60+ years old, but the percentage given for that group is 58%. Meaningless.

Download the report and have a read – it makes the US political pollsters look really good.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 11:41 pm

Hmm, 2.7 B “gamers”, and 1.22 M responded. Boy, that is a great survey.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
May 5, 2021 7:44 am

Funnily enough, it reminds me of the celebrated “97% of Climate Scientists” survey.

B Clarke
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 5, 2021 12:28 am

Kids can’t afford smart phones” you mean like they can’t afford x boxes, its the bank of mummy and daddy who buy them for the kids.

Derg
Reply to  B Clarke
May 5, 2021 2:01 am

Yeah I chortled at “can’t afford”..Izaak is not very bright.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Derg
May 5, 2021 11:02 am

I bet he thinks they cannot afford two hundred dollar sneakers, too.

Andy Wilkins
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 5, 2021 4:40 am

kids can’t afford smart phones

I’m a teacher. Every single child in my school has a smartphone. Their parents bought them. It has nothing to do with kids being able to afford the phones themselves.

There might be 2.7 billion people palying games on their phones, but they didn’t all answer the survey (but then you knew that, didn’t you)

1.2 million people is just 0.15% of the global population. they do not represent the opinions of the whole of humanity. I’m starting to see why you think a gas that occupies just 0.04% of the atmosphere has the power to control the global climate in its entirety.

TonyG
Reply to  Andy Wilkins
May 5, 2021 10:13 am

I think a question that needs to be considered is: Who exactly is it who responds to these ads?

I play SOME games on my phone. Usually while dealing with insomnia. I ignore almost EVERY ad that I see, and certainly would not respond to an ad for a survey. Just like I don’t respond to pollsters who call my house.

Response demographics can make a pretty big difference.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Andy Wilkins
May 5, 2021 10:57 am

The average kid has access to several devices, and any of them that play games have likely downloaded the ones they like onto each device.
They are also replaced regularly, and each new device must have the games re-downloaded.
And if they borrow moms or dads phone or tablet or laptop, they download them onto those too.

TonyG
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 5, 2021 10:09 am

“simply because kids can’t afford smart phones”

Kids can’t but their parents can. A large percentage of kids even in elementary school have smart phones, and almost ALL of my son’s HS acquiantances did (as I’ve seen with several other high schools).

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 5, 2021 11:05 am

Do kids get Christmas and birthday gifts where you are from, Izaak?
When I was a schoolkid, I could not afford bus fare, but somehow, they always made sure I was on that bus.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 11:54 pm

they found a way to connect with the “under 18s”. Goodness gracious me, they’ve found a way to get to the children first, how quaintly totalitarian, Adolf, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Polpot would be so proud of their middle-class propaganda techniques!!!!

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 10:48 am

I let my 8 year old niece use my iPad for a day when we were all together for Christmas, and when I got it back it was loaded with games.
Those are the people downloading games.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 11:34 am

Kip,
I was thinking it could not possibly be just the kids I know.
The funny thing is, I know adults who have never used a computer and probably do not know what “download” means, and probably will never find out.
Kids take to new gadgets like a fish to water.

MarkW
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 5, 2021 1:21 pm

I still remember walking into the living room one holiday, to see my 5yr old showing her great grandmother how to program the vcr.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 11:38 am

I do not recall anyone ever having to show them even the first thing about how one uses these devices.
They seem to be born knowing it.
If you try to tell them anything, they look at you like you are the caveman on the Geico commercial.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 5, 2021 11:10 am

And every time a new version is put out, another download on each device.
I may have erased all those games five times that week, and the next day when she borrowed it again, she downloaded them right back onto it.
That is how you get 2.7 billion downloads, or whatever the number is.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 5, 2021 11:15 am

I have watched kids that barely know how to walk and talk, pick up a device and are instantly a ten fingered wizard with the thing.
It is literally jaw dropping.
By the time they are five, they ask every adult the see with a device if they can use it, many times a day.
That is why they all have their own, in case anyone was wondering why so many parents would get them such expensive gadgets.
Besides for that aspect, not getting them something that literally all of their friends have, would be like not letting them trick or treat on Halloween. Only it would be like doing that 365 days a year.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 5, 2021 11:17 am

And the fact they have their own, does not diminish in the slightest their overwhelming need to have a go with every new one they see someone using.

Mr.
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 3:49 pm

Jeez Izaak, you present as much evidence for your comment here as the CCNow cabal do for the schist they drool.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 4, 2021 5:33 pm

Walton
Yes, unfortunately, senility is often a consequence of growing older.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Izaak Walton
May 5, 2021 7:34 am

Wishful thinking on your part.

Michael E McHenry
May 4, 2021 2:28 pm

I recall in January 2019 I think many news outlets ended the ability to comment on articles. It looked very coordinated

Scissor
Reply to  Michael E McHenry
May 4, 2021 2:46 pm

If they can’t control the narrative, they bury it.

Scissor
Reply to  Michael E McHenry
May 4, 2021 3:14 pm

It was several years ago when the Boulder Daily Camera discontinued comments, as it was clear that conservatives made more intelligent and convincing arguments. The editors couldn’t have that. I quit my subscription when they silenced my voice.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Scissor
May 5, 2021 11:21 am

Such comment boards need to be moderated, or all kinds of things happen that no one would like.
And once everyone has not just tablets and laptops and PCs, but always in hand smartphones that are in use at every opportunity, meant that the volume of moderation needed for each of the eleventy gajillion articles published every day simply became overwhelming.

Teddy Lee
May 4, 2021 2:28 pm

I cannot believe that Oxford University missed the opportunity to inflate 64% to 97%!
“Weight”a minute. I am sure they have a model that can help with that.

Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 1:09 am

You’se guys are dissing Penn State, Penn Sate is the berries, Penn State hosts the Holey Profit himself, truly Penn State is the abode of the Son of Mann.
Heretics!

MarkW
Reply to  paranoid goy
May 5, 2021 8:14 am

The holey profit? I know his theories are full of holes, but I didn’t know Mann was as well.

Reply to  MarkW
May 5, 2021 9:18 am

…and verily I say unto thee: Thou shalt know the tree by its fruit…

John Bell
May 4, 2021 2:28 pm

The amazingly cynical moral preening the alarmists do, as they use fossil fuels every day!

John Garrett
May 4, 2021 2:30 pm

You can send your thoughts on the matter to “Covering Climate Now” by addressing email to:

editors@CoveringClimateNow.org

I know they want to hear from you.

______________________________
P.S.,
Kip-
Thank you for bringing this to WUWT. It is horrifying and disgusting. These people make Edward Bernays and Josef Goebbels look like rank amateurs.

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Reply to  John Garrett
May 5, 2021 1:48 am

The important thing is: Will the readers here save that little list of theirs, and use it to fight back? While we allow every Izaak, Loydo and Tryingtoplaynice to state their Truth, They just don’t allow us to speak. Time to play nice is over, They have developed a sharp set of tools, so walk up to that little clique of pissies, and take their tools from them!
Never let a chance go by to ridicule them, never allow them to finish a sentence if you can help it, never let anyone within earshot tell anyone else scary bullshit, call them out, look at them and snort, go as load as you can “under your breath” and snigger “oh ye gods, a climastrologist scaring the children again!”
The wife will beg you to stop, the children will pretend they do not know you, your circle of friends will shrink, just like the Bolsheviks have (en)trained them, but it is your duty as a free and thinking human being to fight back. You may have to find a new wife and friends who can think for themselves, though.

tomo
May 4, 2021 2:38 pm

Pushing the stories is one thing ….

Corporate editorial guidelines and manipulation are another.

Looking at Gannet Media (USA Today) – they own a fleet of dying local papers across the UK (200 of them!) – if a climate emergency story takes a critical pasting via the comments – they’ve started removing the item from the main body of the web presence (and “stats”) – and only making it accessible via a direct url – it doesn’t show in their internal searches …

Near all climate articles are obviously cooked up in association with activist groups and are as formulaic as to be farcical on occasion – no balance is sought and no NGO claim however batty / deluded gets challenged.

Of course the ‘effing BBC leads the charge.

TomO
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 3:49 pm

Automate them with AI… !

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:38 pm

Kip
Do you have any insight on where the funding is coming from to support this activism?

May 4, 2021 2:39 pm

And what does CBS say, through Al Ortiz, their vp Standards and Practices

CCNow has helped CBS train journalists in the language and science of climate so they have the confidence and ability to see the interconnectedness with stories they’re reporting.

Rud Istvan
May 4, 2021 2:44 pm

Kip, excellent post. Look forward to the rest.
I knew this propaganda stuff was coordinated. But had no idea how fully in such an organized manner. Eye opening.

The best antidotes may be ridicule and time.
Make the ridicule personal and watch the Mann like reactions. Brear Rabbit tar baby and briar patch approach.
Time is now revealing two things that ultimately cause the climate ‘religion’ to fail.
First is all their failed past predictions. I posted on that a few days ago, big picture only. If they go long, we go ridicule.
Second is that their proposed solutions don’t work. Renewables are intermittent and provide no grid inertia, nevermind they are more expensive—before remedying those two inherent deficiencies. Stop consuming beef and dairy (methane) calls for more ridicule.

What is needed is more voice reach to counter shrinking media like the Guardian or WaPo. I believe that is now happening as a result of related communication spheres like fake political news. Twit got countered by Rumble. YT got countered by Frankspeak.com.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 4:58 pm

Me too. More frequently, more often, less steam now. Can still get inspired to an occasional general battle post here.
Got utterly exhausted tracking for near a decade all the academic misconduct papers exposed over at Judiths. Last was, if I recall correctly, EAIS Tottam Glacier.
Highest regards.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rud Istvan
May 4, 2021 5:04 pm

“First is all their failed past predictions. I posted on that a few days ago, big picture only. If they go long, we go ridicule.”

Sounds good to me! 🙂

The Alarmists have not made a prediction yet that has panned out in all these years.

Yes, we need to hold their feet to the fire about their past predictions. Why are Alarmists always wrong in their climate change predictions? Shouldn’t that tell us something?

B Clarke
May 4, 2021 2:47 pm

Thank you kip for a very informative article, I think many of us guessed the outline, but having such detail in this brainwashing scandal has been very informative.

Climate believer
May 4, 2021 2:50 pm

Excellent article Kip, a really shocking state of affairs.

My question is how the hell do we get out of this situation?

Yours pessimistically CB.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:42 pm

I seem to be one of the very few in this group that is routinely taking climate articles on SciTechDaily.com to the wood shed for re-education.

Observer
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 9:24 pm

Even the politest and most fact-based of disagreements to a Climate Crisis article in The Graun will get your post immediately moderated (ie, censored).

Do it enough, and your IP will be banned from commenting altogether.

John Bell
May 4, 2021 2:52 pm

So what does CCNow want people to do? Promote some vague “climate action”? People are not willing to do anything if it costs them money or degrades their life styles. I think after so many years of listening to climate alarmism most people just tune it out and turn the channel.

sailor76
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 4:30 pm

I think the reason this is coming into focus now, is that the over-hyped pandemic is beginning to wane, and there is need for a new “scare” to keep the lockdown regiment going for as long as possible. They will argue that lockdowns worked for saving us from disaster with the Covid-19 pandemic, now lets unite all together under Biden’s leadership and save the planet by enduring just a little while longer (like flattening the curve for 2 weeks, that lasted more than a year)

sailor76
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:07 pm

Kip ==> Alinsky Rule #8

8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

https://www.openculture.com/2017/02/13-rules-for-radicals.html

sailor76
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:18 pm

Kip ==> and I do appreciate that very much! Always look forward every day to reading this site.

markl
May 4, 2021 2:58 pm

In America anyone that questions the MSM narrative is automatically labeled a conspiracy theorist, or extremist, or anti democratic, or racist, or. or……… and either censored, cancelled, shamed, or all of these. Republicans are now a dirty word to the MSM. The depth and breadth of the propaganda/attacks are astounding and anyone that believes they aren’t coordinated is naive. America is under attack by Marxist ideology from within. AGW is just a small part of it. Time to circle the wagons.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  markl
May 4, 2021 5:08 pm

“Republicans are now a dirty word to the MSM.”

That’s been the case for many years. Long before Trump showed up.

When the Mainstream Media is on one side of the political spectrum, you can expect the other side of the political spectrum will be villified to the maximum extent, for political purposes.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 5, 2021 12:12 pm

Have to agree with this – you only have to look at shows like ‘the Simpsons’ to see how Republicans have been portrayed as “evil” for decades.

May 4, 2021 3:06 pm

Judith Curry writes:

Human activities also influence climate by changing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, altering the concentrations of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, and through land use and changing land cover.

No that’s not the point. That’s not the quintessence!
The quintessence is: climate is an earth system that is triggered by two things:
– things that happen to the world
– things that happen in the world
Things that happen to the world: the sun is shining … there’s cosmic radiation … etc. etc.
Things that happen in the world: tectonics … volcanic activity … the tilt of the earth’s axis … etc. etc. … and: Life on earth.

So we can do two things: squat on our haunches and be silent – and nothing will happen to the climate – or we can be the living organism we are foreordained to be, and in doing so being a natural part of the things in heaven and earth.

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Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  leonardo
May 5, 2021 11:26 am

I have a library of books and a computer full of files that say there was plenty happening with the climate every single day, week, month, year, decade, century, millennium, age, epoch, and era…from long before there was even insects until right up to a minute ago.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 5, 2021 11:29 am

Actually, that is a bit of an exaggeration.
The truth is, I have very little regarding the last hour and a half.

MarkW
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 1:24 pm

Or updating

ResourceGuy
May 4, 2021 3:09 pm
ResourceGuy
May 4, 2021 3:12 pm

Not just agenda news but orchestrated, agenda news and jobs in the new administration in the case of MSNBC.

aussiecol
May 4, 2021 3:16 pm

The longer alarmists call for a climate emergency and the longer observations say there is no such thing, the sooner the credibility of doomsayers will fall.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  aussiecol
May 4, 2021 5:14 pm

Yes, the propagandists are not going to make much headway if the weather doesn’t cooperate, and especially if it turns off cold like it seems to be trying to do.

And John Kerry has only given us Nine more years until Climate Armegeddon, so the alarmists are going to need to produce some results, some valid predictions come true to keep their credibilty.

Of course, we hope it doesn’t take nine more years for people to wake up to the fact the we are not in danger from CO2, otherwise it’s going to cost us $Trillons of dollars in wasted spending on windmills and other such craziness.

Let’s wake up before we waste all that money.

B Clarke
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 5, 2021 1:03 am

The weather is not cooperating today in Wales its snowing at my place, chap who was supposed to work with me today ,lives 30 odd miles away cant get out because of the snow , I have never seen snow on the 5th of May before,, only once many many years ago did I see it snow on the 1st of May.

saveenergy
Reply to  B Clarke
May 5, 2021 8:15 am

Where are you ?

In Anglesey we have wall to wall sun & a few clouds, it’s 12°C at 16:00

B Clarke
Reply to  saveenergy
May 5, 2021 8:18 am

I don’t tell people exactly were iam. We have sunshine now around 10c

H. D. Hoese
May 4, 2021 3:17 pm

“6. Go easy on the jargon. This is a tried and true tenet of journalism generally, but it especially applies here. The climate story is chock full of insider-y verbiage—parts per million of carbon dioxide, micrograms of particulate matter, and fractions of degrees Centigrade……For example, when explaining how global warming contributed to the record wildfires in Australia, John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas state climatologist, likened it to baseball players on steroids: a great slugger will hit plenty of home runs in any case, but a great slugger who takes steroids will hit more of them.” 

Texas State Climatologist has egg on his face about Texas weather. Unfortunately, he is from my alma mater, after the Oceanography and Meteorology Department split, nonsense not tolerated in my day. The problem is that metaphors/similes, etc. are seldom very accurate or instructive. https://climatexas.tamu.edu/      “Aggies can change the world. Geoscientists lead the way.” Texas Aggies used to be known for saving the world in several wars. Some still could, but US now more important.

So measurements are now “jargon–verbiage.” It seems like bigotry to suggest that readers can’t understand especially Centigrade. Of course, they are behind on the Celsius, but centigrade is easier to understand, for most of the world anyway.

“10. For God’s sake, do not platform climate denialists.” Well at least we known they are religious, fundamentalist types.

MarkW
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 8:19 am

CNN’s Jake Trapper has vowed that he will no longer permit any Republicans on his show.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
May 5, 2021 9:32 am

Sounds like Jake can’t handle the truth.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
May 4, 2021 5:16 pm

I read an article today that claimed Texas oil and gas operations paid 54 times more taxes to the State of Texas than did the windmills and Solar.

Gregory Woods
May 4, 2021 3:17 pm

Brainwashing is a word that comes to mind.

Michael E McHenry
May 4, 2021 3:20 pm

Anyone have a connection at Fox News? This would be a hot one for them

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Michael E McHenry
May 4, 2021 5:18 pm

I believe Fox News covered this story in the past, but no mention since that time. The extent of the conspiracy was not so evident back then, about a year ago.

ResourceGuy
May 4, 2021 3:24 pm

9. Jettison the outdated belief that climate coverage repels audiences and loses money.

The only way that one can be true is with nontraditional funding like campaigns (Obama lead up to Paris Agreement signing) or special supporters (Mike Bloomberg, Laurene Powell Jobs, Bezos). Otherwise the readers are leaving the scene of the staged accident.

stinkerp
Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 4, 2021 4:13 pm

Because the idea that it’s an “outdated belief”, like everything else CCNow says, is based on objective evidence. Oh, wait, no it’s not. In fact, as news organizations have discovered and polls have consistently shown over the last 3 decades, “climate change” is massively unpopular except with the progressive, leftist minority or with government elites (who are also progressive or leftist). In fact it’s so unpopular it ranks dead last by a wide margin on the now disappeared “My World 2015” UN poll of the priority rank of 16 issues like “a good education”, “better job opportunities”, etc.

http://web.archive.org/web/20200728091358/http://data.myworld2015.org/

MarkW
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 8:21 am

I’m watching a series on new discoveries in planetary science on Discovery+.
Twice now they have made the claim that because of climate change, the Earth may soon be uninhabitable.

ResourceGuy
May 4, 2021 3:27 pm

This needs to be a permanent posting. It’s important for dissemination outside the Matrix.

Gregory Woods
May 4, 2021 3:27 pm

Someday soon, children won’t even know what science is….

Chris Hanley
May 4, 2021 3:45 pm

This has a smell of desperation about it as the collapse of the Soviet Bloc showed no amount of propaganda can rescue a failing idea (Marxism as the science of history).
Even when controlled by the state official ‘scientific truth’ cannot be indefinitely imposed by decree, people become cynical and eventually revolt.

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Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:24 pm

New York will have those rules in place effective before 2030. When I tell me they won’t be able to sell their house until it is converted to all electric they don’t believe me.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:50 pm

Kip
Biden is now pushing the replacement of common, non-toxic refrigerants with unknown replacements. If the replacements are less efficient, then consumers can expect their electric bills to increase, and probably increase the emissions of CO2.

DMacKenzie
May 4, 2021 3:49 pm

Call them “Climate Liars” at every opportunity. Put them on the defensive. Make them prove that their position isn’t 95% garbology.

n.n
Reply to  DMacKenzie
May 4, 2021 4:31 pm

Conflation of logical domains is part and parcel of their faith. They subscribe to the Pro-Choice religion, which offers partial immunity from the effects of conscious dysphoria. A divergent ideology fills in the missing links.

stinkerp
May 4, 2021 3:58 pm

1. Say yes to the science.

Of course when the CCNow activists say “science” they mean “science, the religion” which is founded on cherry-picked data that supports a specific belief, not actual science which implies adherence to the scientific method; that quaint idea that a hypotheses must be tested to verify its accuracy.

All the (crazy) claims about climate in the news derive from computer models, not observations of climate. When the projections of those models have been tested—numerous times—by observations, the models have been demonstrated unequivocally to be wrong. Way wrong. Even the widely-regarded IPCC reports have graphs showing this.

According to the scientific method, that means the theory underlying the models is wrong. A disciplined scientist would revisit the theory and figure out what needs changing. An activist would ignore the evidence, spend all his effort denouncing the evidence and how it was gathered, denounce the people who question the theory (that has been proved false); anything but reevaluate the theory and figure out where it’s wrong. Guess which activity CCNow and its ilk engage in?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 3:27 am

““Say yes to The Science” and bow down before it or be damned.”

Excommunicated! Centuries ago people were terrified of that punishment.

George Daddis
Reply to  stinkerp
May 4, 2021 5:44 pm

They also conflate the notion of a “fact” with a collection of opinions based on assumptions, along with resultant policy directives (“The Science”).

And of course they don’t even try to define what a “fact” is or how it is established.

Mr.
May 4, 2021 4:05 pm

A critical root source of climate scaremongering is media departments of universities and government ministries.

These institutions have been infested with many many more escapees from journalism graduates courses in recent decades than traditional news media have ever employed.

And these newer recruits to media depts are putty in the hands of the climate carpetbaggers, who enlist them to their “noble cause” of saving the world.

George Daddis
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 5:48 pm

What scares me is that many otherwise reputable universities are establishing “Climate Communications” departments or schools – recruiting activists and giving them little actual science – and then MSM regurgitates their writings as from “Climate Experts”.
A vicious circle.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  George Daddis
May 5, 2021 3:33 am

Columbia U. has one. I got on their email list to see what they’re up to. Their home page is: https://www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/

They do frequent Zoom events to train cadres.

Reply to  Mr.
May 4, 2021 4:23 pm

Sadly we will just have to wait till the lights go out, for a longer & longer time.

Then our politicians will run for cover as usual, but what ca mess they will leave us with..

Of course Nature may help with a long dose of really cold weather.

As for our belief in good science, well today science is almost a dirty word..

Vk5ellmje.

Tom Abbott
May 4, 2021 4:23 pm

3. Emphasize the experiencesand activismof the poor, communities of color, and indigenous people. Environmental justice is key to the climate story. The poor, people of color, and indigenous people have long suffered first and worst from heat waves, floods, and other climate impacts.”

Poor white folks didn’t have it any better than communities of color or indigenous peopls. In my neck of the woods, it’s hard to separate people out into little groups like that. Lots of white folks around here have indigenous blood in them. Do they get included in the oppressed category, or the oppressor category?

Damn Democrat racists trying to destroy this nation. That’s what they are doing. Always looking to divide people and pit one group against another.

n.n
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 4, 2021 4:27 pm

Diversity, inequity, and exclusion is Pro-Choice religious dogma.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 3:39 am

And those Puritans still run MA- still dominated by Hah-vid.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 4, 2021 7:09 pm

“3a. Never acknowledge that the poor, communities of color and indigenous people in Africa and Latin America are dying from lack of fossil fuel energy.”

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 5, 2021 3:37 am

I hate the term “people of color”- it’s extremely raccist. Once, if you said “colored people” that was considered impolite and raccist in the North- but the new term is the same dam thing but is now considered the ultimate in sensitivity by the PC crowd.

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 5, 2021 8:27 am

Isn’t white, a color?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  MarkW
May 5, 2021 9:03 am

White is a combination of all colors- I think- therefore, white people are the ultimate colored people— er, uh— people of maximum color.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 5, 2021 8:26 am

In more and more college campus’s, there are places where whites are not permitted to go.
Apparently even seeing the face of one of the oppressors is to damaging to some psyches.

Back when I was a kid, judging a person based on their race, was called racism.
Now it’s called critical race theory as is mandatory in many curriculum.

BallBounces
May 4, 2021 4:27 pm

Now ask them how many would be willing to do something trivial — give up video games — to help alleviate the problem.

Tom Abbott
May 4, 2021 4:36 pm

From the article: “This propaganda effort is playing on and amplifying – in a feedback loop similar to the one that occurred with Covid-19 — the Mass Hysteria surrounding the weather. ”

Yes, I must have seen six or eight different climate alarm articles today alone.

The climate change propagandists are working hard, but meanwhile, the temperatures are cooling. Although you would never know it by listening to the Leftwing Media.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 3:42 am

so the CCNow is the Central Committee of the climate emergency faith…. and all must obey

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 9:40 am

I would say about half the alarmist articles I saw yesterday were referring to NOAA’s new temperature estimates.

I’ve been seeing a lot of “duplicate” stories in the news lately. Not necessarily about climate but all topics.

It seems a certain number of reporters see a basic article and then they write their version of it, and we get four or five versions of the same story. I suppose that goes along with the high level of competition in the online news business. Not everyone can write an original story every day.

jmorpuss
May 4, 2021 4:46 pm

Kip , here’s were the lies really start . and don’t forget to replace the word rule with control.
Democracy

The term appeared in the 5th century BC to denote the political systems then existing in Greek city-states, notably Athens, to mean “rule of the people”, in contrast to aristocracy (ἀριστοκρατία, aristokratía), meaning “rule of an elite”. While theoretically, these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically.

Democracy – Wikipedia

The aristocracy[1] is a social class that a particular society considers its highest order. In many states, the aristocracy included the upper class of people (aristocrats) with hereditary rank and titles.[2] In some, such as ancient Greece, Rome, or India, aristocratic status came from belonging to a military caste. It has also been common, notably in African societies, for aristocrats to belong to priestly dynasties. Aristocratic status can involve feudal or legal privileges.[3] They are usually below only the monarch of a country or nation in its social hierarchy.

Aristocracy (class) – Wikipedia

Rule – definition of rule by The Free Dictionary

And lets not forget the meaning of the word to Govern

.1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (also intr) to direct and control the actions, affairs, policies, functions, etc, of (a political unit, organization, nation, etc); rule

Govern – definition of govern by The Free Dictionary

n.n
Reply to  jmorpuss
May 4, 2021 5:21 pm

The democratic/dictatorial duality is why there is no compelling reason to choose one system of governance over the other.

MarkW
Reply to  jmorpuss
May 5, 2021 8:29 am

Interesting how they are tying democracy to aristocracy.
No doubt to further their goal of getting rid of democracy in favor of rule by them.

Hoyt Clagwell
May 4, 2021 5:09 pm

It astounds me how many people are terrified that their local climate might eventually become as nice as the climate in Los Angeles. Maybe the homeless will finally go home instead of coming here “for the warm climate.”

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 6:17 pm

Don’t worry Kip. It will be a long time before any place offers as many incentives to be homeless as LA does. Ive already been working on my escape plan.

DonK31
May 4, 2021 5:09 pm

Shut up! he explained.

One problem is that they don’t even believe their own propaganda. If they were confident in what they say they believe they would be willing to take on all comers in a debate. They would have the confidence that they would be able to destroy the arguments of the skeptics and show the whole world how bad the skeptic arguments are.

They know they can’t so they won’t try.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 4, 2021 7:11 pm

They have no faith in their stated convictions.
That is what this all stems from
If they had faith, they wouldn’t have to lie, make fraudulent hockey sticks, adjust measured temperatures close to 100% in step with CO2.

These are not the actions of the faithful

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  DonK31
May 5, 2021 3:46 am

And if they believed their own propaganda, they would live in a “tiny house” and only ride a bicycle and only eat lettuce. I challenge alarmists here in MA about this- and most of them live in nice, large, upper middle class homes and drive nice, large SUVs and often fly in “carbon spewing” jets. They don’t respond. Hypocrites never do.

Graemethecat
Reply to  DonK31
May 5, 2021 8:45 am

As always, watch what they do, not what they say. The Liberal Elite are utterly hypocritical about CAGW. They know full well that Climate alarmism is garbage, and only for the little people, not them. Witness Obama’s purchase of a property at Martha’s Vineyard which is barely above the high-water tideline.

Clyde Spencer
May 4, 2021 5:27 pm

Kip
You remarked, “Not one of CCNow’s partners have mentioned the absurdity of the finding and seem perfectly happy to pass it on as a Scientific Fact.”

That is part and parcel of the attempt to propagandize the issue. People have a tendency to want to ‘get on the band wagon.’ They are uncomfortable standing alone and opposing a social consensus. Thus, the intent is to convince readers that there is overwhelming support for the CAGW view, to get people to join in and support it. Goebbels would approve!

Tom Abbott
May 4, 2021 5:33 pm

The Big Problem the Alarmist Propagandists have is the science is not really settled. In order for the science to be even close to being settled, it would require at least a little evidence to back up the alarmist claims.

That’s what the Alarmists don’t have: Evidence. No amount of propaganda will change this fact. The only thing the alarmist propagandists can do is to try to obscure this reality by distorting the facts.

That’s going to be difficult in a cooling world.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 5, 2021 3:48 am

“The only thing the alarmist propagandists can do is to try to obscure this reality by distorting the facts.” Such as by pretending that tree rings are thermometers- as a forester for 48 years, I can attest that this is an absurd idea.

Paul G.
May 4, 2021 5:38 pm

The”science” to which these people refer is not clearly stated. Presumably the “consensus” of some 30 years ago. Actual empirical data since then tells a different story. Lower Troposphere Satellite Temperature over the last 40 years shows considerable year-to-year change, yet records a rising trend of 0.14 C/decade. Hardly enough to notice.
The closest anyone has got to challenging the alarmist hierarchy was Australia’s Senator Malcolm Roberts, who, following several face-to-face discussions with the CSIRO climate experts, was able to report – August 2020 – that they had no evidence of CO2 being harmful to humans (at levels now or in the foreseeable future) nor were temperature rises unprecedented, among other flaws in their claims.
 The corollary to this is that the whole alarmist consensus falls apart as well as the UN Paris Accord and ‘net-zero-carbon’ by any date.
Despite these findings no one, including the Senator, has taken this up to change Australian (or any other) climate policies. I say “no one,” that is, anyone with enough standing or clout, although I have brought this to the attention of some MPs, who should know of the report to the Senate, and some in the media, yet with no response, neither in agreement or not, just ignored. Perhaps scared to disagree with the activists?
The CSIRO/BoM later in 2020 still issues its same deceptive report with cherry-picked data.
Some may ask, what are the Senator’s qualifications? He is a qualified mining engineer, whose responsibility it had been to maintain the quality of the air for the good health of those in underground workings.

Jim Veenbaas
May 4, 2021 5:56 pm

It never ceases to amaze me that the corporate media can’t read a calendar. You would think 35 years of failed predictions would prompt people to start asking questions.

dk_
May 4, 2021 5:58 pm

It is propaganda. It doesn’t have to be sincere, true, or make sense. Why complain that they won’t debate, or look at the real facts? “Listen to Scientists,” “Denier,” are just screeching labels they use to avoid rationality. “Climate Justice” is nonsense. They are not after saving the environment, they are after changing the political and economic system.

The Fringe
May 4, 2021 6:10 pm

Precisely what my book is about, The first one I wrote had a chapter on the Weaponization of the Weather. I turned it into a whole book Its a Phony war with phony warriors ( hence the satirical cover) that are trying to portray themselves as saviors of the planet as useful fools for an agenda that is meant to destroy capitalism. Its only going to get worse. Hurricane season is coming. So is summer. fall, winter, in other words, normal weather happenings that an indoctrinated people are willing to believe The old adage, what is tolerated in one generation is embraced in the next, then celebrated the generation after is at work here. And in many things. Peace to all of good will

May 4, 2021 6:23 pm
Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Kip Hansen
May 5, 2021 3:52 am

James Hansen is still connected to Columbia U.

Doonman
May 4, 2021 7:01 pm

“The Yellow Press” earned their name at the end of the 19th century. At that time, newspapers started an actual war with Spain by regurgitating the slogan “Remember the Maine” daily after the ship mysteriously blew up in Havana harbor. No one ever really knew why the ship blew or if Spain was responsible, but it did not matter. It was a contrived emergency and action needed to be taken immediately. Using force to take Spain’s assets in the Western Hemisphere was the solution.

Now, the yellow press wants the government to take your assets. Because it’s an emergency. Some things never change.

Pat from kerbob
May 4, 2021 7:15 pm

At least some reality slips through, showing what an actual climate crisis looks like.

https://nationalpost.com/news/the-worst-year-to-be-alive-in-human-history-its-not-what-you-think

I merely pointed out that Islam only exists because of this confluence of horrible weather, famine, plague and war decimated the late antiquities powers Rome and Persia, allowing the Arabs to sweep them away.
No editorial on if this was good or bad, just is.

And the comment got banned.

Tom Holland wrote a great book on this

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Bruce Cobb
May 4, 2021 7:28 pm

The Climate Cabal is the moral equivalent of The Galactic Empire. We are but lowly rebels who dare to go against the evil empire.
May the Fourth be with you!

Joel O'Bryan
May 4, 2021 7:59 pm

The Left today has taken Joseph Goebbel’s propaganda methods, Hitler’s Mein Kampf, Marx’s Communist Manifesto, Mao’s Cultural Revolution and Red Guard tactics, George Orwell’s 1984 lessons on state survellance, and Machiavelli on cynical power and turned all that totality melded into a political platform of absolute power. A power and strategy informed by 500 years of totalitarianism ideas and propaganda and covered it with a climate green veneer.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 5, 2021 2:09 am

Nah, not really. You have to really stretch the imagination to fit ANY of those into this frame, poor metaphors. If you want the real textbook, complete with actual aims and fully described methodology, go read The Protocols.
P.S. Before the anti-anti’s get on my case, go read it yourself (its first paragraph warns you to get familiar with your dictionary), don’t attack me on what you were told is in there. Suppression by libelling the translator as anti-Semitic was the original cancel culture, I tell you. Or are you one of Those, who yammer “jiahd-jihad-jihad-raghead” but you never bothered to open the Koran? They actually respect Jesus, you know!

Petit_Barde
May 4, 2021 8:26 pm

The climate propagandists collution all over the MSM has been unmasked and ridiculed itself even before Climate Clowns Now was created (h/t to adapt 2030 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UftMrkqCwk&t=70s) :

Climate CLowns in the MSM.jpg
Petit_Barde
Reply to  Petit_Barde
May 4, 2021 8:33 pm

This media fakery is dated April 2019, so it may be one of the first issues of the CCNow bunch of clowns.

Reply to  Petit_Barde
May 5, 2021 2:18 am

I especially like the bit where Alaska is warming faster than anyone, but Spain is warming fastest in the Northern Hemisphere, but Singapore is heating twice as fast as everyone else, and Canada at twice the global rate, and Australia is warming faster than everyobody else, and the Alps are twice as bad as Europe, and Europe is twice as bad as the rest of the world….

Protocol 12v4: “Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them.”

It’s like those video sequences where every newsreader on every channel uses the exact same words, like reading the same script, because they are!

Tombstone Gabby
May 4, 2021 8:28 pm

From the full report:

“Under-18s in Focus

Because the Peoples’ Climate Vote used a new and unconventional approach to survey people through gaming advertisement on mobile phones, the poll included a large number of young people. With responses from over 550,000 people under the age of 18, this section takes an in depth look at young peoples’ belief in the climate emergency on a regional basis.”

Over 37 million “invitations” were issued, just 1.22 million were ‘answered’, and of those 550,000 were under 18 years of age.

Are you familiar with “Understanding The Teen Brain”?

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=3051

This “poll” should be printed on soft paper and distributed in perforated rolls.

MarkW
Reply to  Tombstone Gabby
May 5, 2021 8:35 am

There’s also the issue of a self selected sample.
1.22M out of 37M is a pitiful response rate and by itself is proof that the sample is unlikely to be representative.

Peter K
May 4, 2021 8:41 pm

Best to let MSM go on with the propaganda as they are, unwittingly, digging a very deep hole for themselves. If what we have seen from the latest UAH global temperature, continues on a downward trend, then we will happily fill in that hole.

Reply to  Peter K
May 5, 2021 2:33 am

They will merely claim the cooling was due to their diligence and hard-won victory against those reprobate deniers, and imediately tax you more so they can continue with their obviously successful work. I fully expect them to publish compilations of denier criticism, to show the children the terrible odds they were fighting against.
Take note how many articles and shows these days are editing past reports to make them appear more disastrous, cruel, heartbreaking, empoverishing, terrible and horrible than they actually were. So they can later show us the “historical record” of how bad things were before they saved us.
Sorry to do this again, but this thread calls for it:

Protocol 10v4: “When we have accomplished our coup d’etat we shall say then to the various peoples: “Everything has gone terribly badly, all have been worn out with suffering. We are destroying the causes of your torment… …Then will the mob exalt us and bear us up in their hands in a unanimous triumph of hopes and expectations…” 

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John Bruce
May 4, 2021 11:44 pm

Joan of Arc and Galileo spring to mind
Burn and discredit the heritics

May 5, 2021 2:04 am

Kip – thank you – I agree with you.

My next update of this paper will be published soon. Note the close link between the twin frauds of Climate and Covid – as many have observed. Download update 1d here:
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/climate-change-covid-19-and-the-great-reset-update-1d-readonly.docx

CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET
A CLIMATE, ENERGY AND COVID PRIMER FOR POLITICIANS AND MEDIA
By Allan M.R. MacRae, May 4, 2021 UPDATE 1e
[excerpts]

This treatise was originally sent to Canadian and American politicians and the media in March 2021. Most of them won’t understand it, because they have no scientific competence and have been utterly duped – programmed for decades by false climate scares and green energy frauds.

This update was written in May 2021 to report even more global cooling as measured by satellites and new harsh cold events, particularly in Europe and North America that have severely harmed early crops. Harsh cold events have struck all countries in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.


THE GREENS’ PREDICTIVE CLIMATE AND ENERGY RECORD IS THE WORST

The ability to predict is the best objective measure of scientific and technical competence.

Climate doomsters have a perfect NEGATIVE predictive track record – every very-scary climate prediction, of the ~80 they have made since 1970, has FAILED TO HAPPEN.
 
“Rode and Fischbeck, professor of Social & Decision Sciences and Engineering & Public Policy, collected 79 predictions of climate-caused apocalypse going back to the first Earth Day in 1970. With the passage of time, many of these forecasts have since expired; the dates have come and gone uneventfully. In fact, 48 (61%) of the predictions have already expired as of the end of 2020.”


To end 2020, the climate doomsters were wrong in their scary climate predictions 48 times – at 50:50 odds for each prediction, that’s like flipping a coin 48 times and losing every time! The probability of that being mere random stupidity is 1 in 281 trillion! It’s not just global warming scientists being stupid.
 
These climate doomsters were not telling the truth – they displayed a dishonest bias in their analyses that caused these extremely improbable falsehoods, these frauds.
 
There is a powerful logic that says no rational person or group could be this wrong for this long – they followed a corrupt agenda – in fact, they knew they were lying.
 
The global warming alarmists have a NO predictive track record – they have been 100% wrong about every scary climate prediction and nobody should believe them.
 
The radical greens have NO credibility, make that NEGATIVE credibility – their core competence is propaganda, the fabrication of false alarm.

THE COVERT EXTREME-LEFT POLITICAL AGENDA – WHY NOW?

Global politics has now become toxic and unhinged, with the extreme-left panicking, and trying to force the neo-Marxist Great Reset on us all.
 
WHY NOW? Because solar-driven global cooling is upon us, and the fraud of catastrophic human-caused global warming is about to be exposed to even the most obtuse of humanity.
 
The Situation Assessment is summarized below – its perpetrators are among the most deceitful scoundrels on Earth, and to date they are succeeding.
 
For decades, climate skeptics have been correctly arguing that the science of the global warming extremists was wrong, but it was never about the science – it was always a fraud – a false scheme concocted for political and financial gain.
 
People give the warmist cabal too much credibility – false alarm is their tactic – the climate alarmist leaders know they are lying – they’ve known it all along.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
May 5, 2021 2:12 am

Kip – continued …

SITUATION ASSESSMENT
 
It’s ALL a leftist scam – false enviro-hysteria including the Climate and Green-Energy frauds, the full lockdown for Covid-19, the illogical linking of these frauds (“to solve Covid we have to solve Climate Change”), paid-and-planned terrorism by Antifa and BLM, and the mail-in ballot USA election scam – it’s all false and fraudulent.
 
The Climate-and-Covid scares are false crises, concocted by wolves to stampede the sheep.
 
The tactics used by the global warming propagandists are straight out of Lenin’s playbook.
 
The Climategate emails provided further evidence of the warmists’ deceit – they don’t debate, they shout down dissent and seek to harm those who disagree with them – straight out of Lenin.
 
The purported “science” of global warming catastrophism has been disproved numerous ways over the decades. Every one of the warmists’ very-scary predictions, some 80 or so since 1970, have failed to happen. The most objective measure of scientific competence is the ability to correctly predict – and the climate fraudsters have been 100% wrong to date.
 
There is a powerful logic that says that no rational person can be this wrong, this deliberately obtuse, for this long – that they must have a covert agenda. I made this point circa 2009, and that agenda is now fully exposed – it is the Marxist totalitarian “Great Reset” – “You will own nothing, and you’ll be happy!”
 
The wolves, proponents of both the very-scary Global Warming / Climate Change scam and the Covid-19 Lockdown scam, know they are lying. Note also how many global “leaders” quickly linked the two scams, stating ”to solve Covid we have to solve Climate Change”- utter nonsense, not even plausible enough to be specious.
 
Regarding the sheep, especially those who inhabit our universities and governments:
The sheep are well-described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the landmark text “The Black Swan”, as “Intellectual-Yet-Idiot” or IYI – IYI’s hold the warmist views as absolute truths, without ever having spent sufficient effort to investigate them. The false warmist narrative fitted their negative worldview, and they never seriously questioned it by examining the contrary evidence.
 
 
CLOSURE
 
The policy incompetence of Western governments over past decades is appalling. By attempting to appease extreme leftists who seek to destroy our economies and our freedoms, governments have adopted a failed strategy that makes us weaker, poorer and at much greater risk.
 

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
May 5, 2021 2:47 am

Kip – this just published by my friend Cap Allon at electroverse.net
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The warmists will continue to lie, and say their “warming is causing the cooling”, and the IYI’s will repeat (re-bleat) that ridiculous falsehood.
 
In 2002 we published this natural solar-caused cooling would start circa 2020 and we nailed it. I’m not happy to be correct – good people will suffer and die in this cooling period.

“ASTOUNDING” SNOW IN THE UK SET TO RIVAL 1979’S SNOWIEST MAY ON RECORD May 5, 2021
A doggedly persistent meridional jet stream flow continues to pull the Arctic down to the mid-latitudes.

Inches upon inches of the SNOW have been pictured in the UK these past few May mornings, incredibly unusual winter weather for the time of year. In fact, May this year looks set to rival the snowiest May on record: that of 1979–which fell just after the weak Solar Cycle and subsequent Minimum of cycle 20.

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